Belt Buckle

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1861-1865

GUSN

GUSN-100642

Description

Vertically oriented rectangular gilt or gold (?) belt buckle with rounded corners, top features an engraved American bald eagle with splayed wings holding a Union banner in beak, on left side is Columbia holding a shield of stars and stripes, on right side is Justice holding a set of scales above her head, bottom features a shield of stars and stripes surrounded by six American flags and surmounted by a bear; gilt or gold (?) hinged chape and tongue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

buckles (strap accessories)
fasteners
BUCKLE, BELT

Additional Identification Number

85

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

2 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1952.148

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

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