1968.0304 Buckle, view 2
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Buckle

  • Category:

    Jewelry

  • Creator (Role):

    Philip Syng Jr. (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1740-1750

  • Materials:

    Gold; Iron

  • Techniques:

    Cast

  • Museum Object Number:

    1968.0304


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Object Number

1968.0304

Object Name

Buckle

Category

Jewelry

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. Lammot du Pont Copeland

Creator (Role)

Philip Syng Jr. (Maker)
09/29/1703-05/08/1789

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1740-1750

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Buckle tongue (chape); "PS" stamped in shield
2. Inscription; Buckle underside; "SS" engraved

Materials

Gold; Iron

Techniques

Cast

Dimensions (inches)

1.62 (L) , 1.25 (W) , 0.25 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

4.13 (L) , 3.18 (W) , 0.64 (D)

Measurement Notes

Spectrographic analysis conducted by Winterthur's conservation lab indicated the 21 karat alloy of: Gold 85.9%, Silver 9.8%, and Copper 4.2%.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Quimby, Ian M. G. 1995 American Silver at Winterthur.
Published: no. 475, p. 454
[Book] Lindsey, Jack L. 1999 Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758.
Published: pp. 226-7, no. 406 and (color) p. 100, fig. 155
[Article] Woodhouse, Samuel W. 1931 American Craftsmanship in Gold. Antiques. (July): 32-33.
Published: fig. 3, p. 33.