Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm )
Silver Weight: 10 dwt (16 g)
Gold belt buckle with a u-shaped frame; inner crossbar with two prongs and a fish-tail plaque with engraved foliage at front; back of plaque engraved "SARA* ByARD" in roman letters; maker's mark "EB" in rectangular surround stamped on the front of the plaque.
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
engraved: underside of plaque: "SARA ByARD" in roman letters
hallmark stamped in relief: center of plaque: "E B" in roman letters in rectangular surround.
Sarah Bayard (1685-1739), who married Abraham Van Gaasbeck Chambers (1679-1759); descent uncertain; acquired by Philip Hammerslough, Hartford, Conn., prior to 1958; acquired by Stephen Ensko, New York City, around 1962; purchased prior to 1965 by Robert G. Goelet, New York City, the donor.
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 230-1
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