Cameo Belt Buckle in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-100716

Description

Vertical rectangular mother of pearl belt buckle with applied shell cameo of classical male in profile set in ormolu mount with leaves and loops; fastener is hinged at bottom and clasps at top, vertical hinged chape and tongue at center. Rectangular brown case with gilt border and design on cover.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUCKLE, BELT

Additional Identification Number

159

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 1/4 in x 11/16 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant

Accession Number

1925.363

Reference Notes

For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).

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