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American Decorative Arts

Pair of Shoe Buckles

1790–1800

Iron, silver, gold, glass

each buckle: 2 × 3 1/16 × 1 5/16 in. (5.08 × 7.78 × 3.33 cm, 53 g)
Gift of Francis Bacon Trowbridge, B.A. 1887, LL.B. 1890
1943.39Aa-b
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

General Epaphroditus Champion, East Haddam, Conn. (1756-1834); descent through the Champion family to his great-great-grandson, Francis B. Trowbridge (born 1866); gift 1943 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), 7, checklist, no. 13.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.