Ebay is such a wonderous place. I won an auction for these awesome 18th century shoe buckles – only $35!!
They were quite brown when they arrived from England, but a little brass polish has brought out the most wonderful shine, and details not visible before.
|The beautiful details of these stamped brass buckles…|
These are fascinating because they were clearly mass produced, just stamped out of a mold, although the chape and tongue are still hand forged and unique.
|A little rusty steel won’t stop these bad boys from seeing a little shoe action again.|
The best part of all? These fit the Kensington, Georgiana, and Devonshire latchets … and you know what that means. 🙂
|Before, on the right, and after a little polish, on the left. Still needs some cleaning…|