This is an Early Colonial/ Revolutionary War Period shoe buckle. It would function very similarly to a belt buckle with the snake tongue hinge to hold the shoe belt in place.
Circa Colonial/ Revolutionary War
Approximately 3” x 2-1/2” x 1-1/4”
This is from a Colonial Americana collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX13 LBHX03/17
4+ (Very Good): The buckle has quite a bit of rust on it, as expected from the age.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original, and of the period stated.