Antique Victorian Czech Jet Black Lustre Glass Rhinestone Shoe Belt Bag Buckle
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Antique Victorian Czech jet black lustre glass rhinestone shoe belt bag buckle
Description Vintage Antique Victorian Czech Bohemian jet black mourning glass belt, bag or shoe buckle. A wonderful piece of glass history with the beautiful hand finished lustre glass elements soldered onto the metal buckle base. Finished with set crystal rhinestones in a gold tone metal belt. Stunning and unique piece of jewelry or wonderful additional to museum or private collection. For fashion design, sewing and crafting. Size: 7 cm 2.75 inches. Loop: 18mm, 11/16th inch. Material: Glass. Metal. Year: Vintage 1900's Condition: Authentic vintage condition. Quantity: 1 Made in the famous Gablonz area of Czech, this design symbolises the skill and artistic talent of 20th century Czech glass makers.
Bohemian glass is known worldwide for its extremely high quality and for the elegant designs of finished products. The idea of imitating precious jet started in the 19th century. Production of glass "jet" began in the Jablonec area in the 1860's. Originally, the pressed glass was bonded with resin on to a solid metal base. After 1877, Gebruder Feix patented the riveting of glass stones onto metal bases. However, the real revolution came in the 1880's when production began by tin-soldering glass stones with sealed metal tubes on to a wire base. The boom in black costume jewelry making in Czech continued until the turn of the century and by the 1920's had virtually gone out of fashion,
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