Belt Buckle in Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1828-1852

GUSN

GUSN-100672

Description

Vertical rectangular gilt metal belt buckle, stamped and chased foliate scroll design, applied stylized scrolls and flowers, front plate bolted to brass back; clasp fastener hinged at bottom and clasp at top. Brown faux leather cardboard box with painted gilt border and paper label, interior has white silk and blue paper lining; metal hook clasp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUCKLE, BELT

Inscription

"Wm I. TENNEY / Importer, Manufacturer & Dealer / IN / RICH JEWELRY, CLOCKS / Silver Ware WATCHES & Fancy Goods / BROAD 251 WAY / N - YORK / Corner of Murray St & Opposite City Hall" (Paper label)

Additional Identification Number

115

Maker

Possibly Tenney, William I., 1828-1850 (Jeweler)

Dimensions

3 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.48ab

Reference Notes

A seed pearl spray in the Smithsonian collection is also by William I. Tenney and has its original box, Fales, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 212, plate 141.