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Belt Buckle

2007.15.44 (RS9379)

Description

Gold belt buckle in the form of a snake twisted into a knot, set with two colorless stones, a green stone, and a red stone. All set on a navy blue ribbon.

Details

Maker
Riker Bros. (Manufacturer)
Date
1892-1943
Inscriptions
Stamped with "14 K" and a sword surmounted by the letter R. (Stamped)
Location of origin
Newark, New Jersey
Material
gold (metal)
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Places
New Jersey (United States)
Newark (Essex county, New Jersey)
Descriptive terms
Buckle, Belt
fasteners
gold (metal)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
1 1/2 in x 15/16 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.44
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
102319
Reference Notes
For more information on jewelry made in Newark, NJ see Dietz, Ulysses Grant and Janet Zapata, "Beaux-arts jewelry made in Newark, New Jersey," "The Magazine Antiques," (April 1997): 592-599; Smith, Julia B. "The Jewelry Industry in Newark," (1929).

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