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Belt Buckle

1931.1683ab (RS7251)

Description

Belt buckle consisting of two oval tortoiseshell disks with applied carved jet cherry bunches, brass hook and eye on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
BUCKLE
fasteners
Dimensions
2 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1683ab
GUSN
102690
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.
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