Belt Buckle

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-100616

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

Descriptive Terms

buckles (strap accessories)
fasteners
glass (material)
BUCKLE, BELT

Additional Identification Number

59

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

3 1/4 in x 3/4 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.757

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.