Wedgewood Cameo Buckle: ca. 1776-1820 (made). This buckle features jasperware plaques mounted on cut steel – a brightly polished steel, usually with pierced or faceted decoration, which was popular from around the 1760s to the 1880s. Jasperware, a very fine-grained white stoneware that can be stained a range of colours, was developed in the 1770s by the Josiah Wedgwood, who sought to break into the cameo market by making small medallions of coloured jasperware with white relief.
18th century French paste shoe buckles, tucked in a velvet lined box