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Belt Buckle

1929.1496 (RS7120)

Description

Round shield shape belt buckle of faceted and riveted cut steel beads, wreath design on top and bottom, central motif of eagle with splayed wings, mounted on purple velvet ground and attached to metal backing, long bar and hook closure for belt on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
"MARTIAL" / 13. RUE DE LA PAIX" (Stamp)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Places
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Descriptive terms
Buckle
Buckle, Belt
buckles (strap accessories)
fasteners
Dimensions
4 7/8 x 3 1/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.1496
GUSN
100619
Reference Notes
For more information on cut steel jewelry see: Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 702-707; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 100-109.
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Title Hat Marker Accession number 1925.881
Title Tiara Accession number 1925.593
Title Franconia Notch Souvenir Comb Accession number 1929.1491
Title Silver buckle Accession number 1929.1492
Title Silver back comb Accession number 1929.1493
Title Purple velvet buckle Accession number 1929.1496

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