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