PAIR OF PASTE SHOE BUCKLES, PORTUGUESE MID 18TH CENTURY
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Each of tapered arched design decorated with table-cut paste of red tint, centring on two opposing flower head motifs set with pear-shaped and circular-cut paste of near-colourless tint.
Cf: Five Centuries of Jewellery, National Museum of Ancient Art Lisbon, Instituto Potuguês de Museus, Zwemmer, 1995, page 107 for similar examples of buckles.