Embroidered silk garter, French, late 18th century. Purple satin embroidered in white chain stitch 'Souvenir d'Amite'.
Above is a ribbon, the central part of which is stiffened by a spring, described as 'Vanbuchel's Spring Garter'. Below are 'Two Views of the exact Size of the Duchess's Shoe': A low-heeled shoe with a pointed toe, decorated with jewels, and a tracing of the sole of the same shoe, which is 5 1/2 in. long. 6 December 1791 Hand-coloured etching
Textiles (Clothing) - Garter
Lot: Two embroidered silk garters, French, late 18th, Lot Number: 0193, Starting Bid: £100, Auctioneer: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Auction: Antique and Vintage Fashion and Accessories, Date: February 25th, 2014 CET