I’ve always had a soft spot for the Georgians and their way of styling life. It was an era with many phases including the usage of paste. Paste, or glass, was introduced as an alternative to expensive gemstones around 1780, which gave way to brightly colored jewelry sets and a new sense of personal style. Good luck charms were no exception to the Georgians, and horseshoes were worn to provide luck and to protect against evil. Personally, I always keep a lucky horseshoe over my door!
This antique silver paste horseshoe buckle was handcrafted in France around 1820. It’s a bright and sparkling piece that weighs 35.1 grams and measures 59 x 55 mm. It bears the French boar’s head hallmark and has a maker’s mark. This buckle has been acid tested.
Wearers of jewelry also donned pieces that symbolized their hobbies. The wearer of this bauble could easily have been an equestrian rider or an avid hunter. What would I wear if I was to wear my hobby as an accessory? Well, this buckle of course! It expresses my flair for the glittery things in life, my love of horses, and my obsession with all things Georgian.
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