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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.
buckles (strap accessories)
"MARTIAL" / 13. RUE DE LA PAIX" (Stamp)
4 7/8 x 3 1/16 (HxW) (inches)
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.
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Title Pair of gold bracelets Accession Number 1925.879
Title Charm Accession Number 1925.880
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