Buckle in 2 parts: initials A.O.

Object Number: 
1936.593ab
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
overall (assembled): 1 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 3.2 x 4.8 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center of assembled buckle: "AO"
Description: 
Silver clasp fastener in two parts, in the form of a sunflower with hook and eye closure; petals radiate from oval center with monogram initial on each half, "A" and "O".
Gallery Label: 
This buckle belonged to Abigail Ogden (1765-1820) of Elizabeth, New Jersey, who married Ezekiel Ogden, Jr. (1765-1822) in 1787. It was donated by her great granddaughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Ella Juliette Sherwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group