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Cameo Belt Buckle in Original Case

1925.363 (RS6948)

Description

Vertical rectangular mother of pearl belt buckle with applied shell cameo of classical male in profile set in ormolu mount with leaves and loops; fastener is hinged at bottom and clasps at top, vertical hinged chape and tongue at center. Rectangular brown case with gilt border and design on cover.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, BELT
fasteners
Dimensions
3 1/4 in x 11/16 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.363
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant
GUSN
100716
Reference Notes
For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).
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