Pair of shoe buckles Maker, formerly attributed to: Francis Garden (British, active Unite States, ca. 1741–45)
Maker: F. G. (English or American, w.c. 1760)


Silver, steel or iron


2 × 2 3/4 in. (5.1 × 7 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York, New York; gift 1931 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 1, p. 206, no. 273.
  • John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 44, no. 88.

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Additional information


"FG" [Roman] in relief within conforming punch on reverse of frame at each end.

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