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Belt Buckle

1927.757 (RS7037)

Description

Vertically oriented rectangular belt buckle, gold and colored enamel floral design on black and white glass background, gilt metal scrolled border; clasp fastener is hinged at bottom with clasp at top and four prongs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, BELT
buckles (strap accessories)
fasteners
glass (material)
Dimensions
3 1/4 in x 3/4 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.757
GUSN
100616
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
Similar enamelwork seen in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 170, color plate 90; 1830 buckle designs, Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 100.
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Title Hair cord Accession number 1927.760
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