A pair of Georgian shoe buckles. The rims made of sterling silver set with clear cut pastes in intertwining and flower head decoration. With steel chapes. Circa 1780. Measurements, length 2 3/8" ( 6 cm ) , width 1 7/8" ( 4.7 cm ). Condition, very good. The two short prongs on the steel loops ( the oval shaped part of the chape ) have been removed on one buckle and shortened on the other. Some surface rusting to the chapes ( consistent with age ). The rims have been acid tested as sterling silver. A very nice pair of period buckles. For similar examples see, Shoe Buckles, Northampton Museum 1981. Plates 16 & 22.