Antique Georgian paste-set Artois slide buckles for bracelets, chokers, or hair

A magnificent and versatile pair of Artois-style Georgian paste shoe buckle. We modified this pair slightly, altering them from buckles to slides, to make them wearable as dazzling neck, wrist, or hair ornaments.

Shoe buckles reached peak popularity in the 18th century when both men and women used them to accessorize their footwear. Buckles - especially those set with paste, like these! - were treasured and kept carefully like jewelry. This pair, which is English in origin, is quite large and set with foil-backed paste of graduated size. The paste is beautifully cut and seamlessly set: this is a VERY nice pair, with the fine quality of hand-cut glass that we love to see. The foil backing gives some of them a champagne-colored tint. These were made to sparkle under candlelight!

To wear, simply weave these through your choice of wide, mid-heavy grade ribbon (think velvet, grosgrain) and style as a choker, bracelet, or hair ornament.

Measurements: Arch is 3 1/2", base to base is 2 1/2", width is 1 3/4"
Era: Late 18th-Early 19th Century, Georgian
Markings: N/A
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