A brilliant cut steel shoe buckle is combined here with three cut steel buttons to create this show stopper of a bracelet! The fashion of wearing buckles on shoes flourished in the 17th century, and came in and out of fashion into the early 20th century. Brilliant cut steel buckles such as these were made in Paris circa 1890-1900. As with buttons, men wore the fancy shoe buckles in the early centuries, but by the mid-1900s, shoe buckles had passed into the realm of women’s wear.
- French cut steel shoe buckle in an unusual scalloped shape, circa 1890-1900, 1 5/8 inches by 2½ inches.
- One large and two small cut steel buttons, circa 1890.
- With silver-plated chain, bracelet length is 7½ inches extending to 8 1/8 inches.