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This buckle was once used to secure the knee bands on a pair of breeches, thereby dressing up an outfit for a formal occasion. It provided its owner an economical means of sporting the latest fashion. Its frame, made from a metal alloy that simulates silver, is adorned with sparkling pastes - rhinestones made of glass. It has a history of use in the Washington family. More

Date

1770-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

White metal, paste, iron alloy


Dimensions

Overall: 1 9/16 in. x 1 in. x 1/4 in. (3.96 cm x 2.54 cm x 0.64 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. James Love, 1932


Object Number

W-830


Colors


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