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Pair of shoe buckles

Pair of shoe buckles

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1786-1793 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houghton, Charles (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver and steel, beaded and pierced

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of silver shoe buckles. High-arched rounded rectangular shape. Rims are pierced and with beading separating outer and inner rims. With the maker's mark 'CH'. Oval King's head duty mark. Chapes of steel.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1786-1793 (made)


Houghton, Charles (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver and steel, beaded and pierced

Marks and inscriptions

Maker's mark, for Charles Houghton

Oval King's head
Duty mark


Width: 6.2 cm, Length: 7.7 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of silver shoe buckles, made by Charles Houghton, England, 1786-1793




Fashion; Clothing; Footwear; Personal accessories; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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