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    American Colonial Gold Buckles, circa 1750
    The 18k gold buckles are completed by spring backs, maker's mark IR, likely for Joseph Richardson. Gross weight 43.30 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1-1/4 inches

    Note: Georgian gold jewelry that can be documented as Colonial American is rare. This lovely pair of buckles were most likely made by Joseph Richardson, Sr., a Philadelphia Quaker silver and goldsmith, who, along with his son, Joseph, Jr., made practical gold and silver items.

    For a similar buckle, see Jewelry in America 1600 - 1900, Martha Gandy Fales, p.55.

    Property of a Philadelphia Collector

    Condition Report*: Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: An extremely rare example of Georgian American Colonial gold work.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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