Belt Buckle

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-100654

Description

Brass vertically oriented rectangular belt buckle, pierced filigree border with two applied fleur-de-lis at top and bottom, six portrait busts of 17th century woman, star and marquise shaped cut steel buttons; bar fastener.

Details

Descriptive Terms

buckles (strap accessories)
fasteners
brass (alloy)
BUCKLE, BELT

Additional Identification Number

97

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

5 5/16 in x 1 1/2 in (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lydia G. Chace

Accession Number

1931.1593

Reference Notes

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.