San Jancinto Museum of History

PERSONAL ARTIFACTS
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  • BUCKLE, KNEE

  • CATEGORY: PERSONAL ARTIFACTS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 1 3/8"H x 2 1/4"W
  • DATE MADE: 19th century

Description

Knee buckle. Oval knee buckle made of base metal and set with 22 square multi-faceted clear brilliants. Set at intervals along bottom edge of oval are 4 round multi-faceted clear brilliants. Some decorative fretwork on back connecting round brilliants to pin closure across back. 4 brilliants are missing.


Provenance

Belonged to Santa Anna. Given to General Sam Houston following the Battle of San Jacinto. Given to William Broyles (the donor's grandfather) by Sam Houston's eldest daughter. She is listed in Broyles family papers as Mrs. Marsaw, presumably Nancy Elizabeth Houston Morrow. William Broyles reportedly took out missing brilliants and gave them to patrons of the Ruby Saloon in Palestine, Texas.

  • ASSOCIATED VETERAN: Houston, Sam and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
  • CREDIT LINE: Broyles, George D., Jr.


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