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Woman's Garters

Early 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, French
Tying a garter around the leg would keep the stocking up, but could impede circulation. Spring garters, patented in England in 1783, solved this problem. The embroidered French sayings may indicate that these two examples were given as love tokens.

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