Superb Victorian Sterling Silver Ladies Or Nurses Belt Buckle Dated 1897 For Sale
Superb Victorian Sterling Silver Pierce Decorated Ladies or Nurses Belt Buckle dated 1897
This Victorian Ladies or Nurses Belt Bucklemeasures approximately 4 3/4 inches or 119 mmacross its length from one side to the other when the two halves of the buckle are together and itis just under 2 3/4 inches or 69 mm across its width from top to bottom.
The buckle ismade from 49 grams of sterling silverin two halves that are slightly curved and it has a belt bar on the back of each half with a centralcatch, the buckle has a superb pierced decoration that is very typically late Victorian and the buckle has Not been engraved witha previous owners initialsor family monogram all as photographed below, both halvesof thebuckle havebeen impressed with English sterlingsilver hallmarksthat read as follows,
D & F - Anchor - stylized X - Lion Passant
D & F is the Birmingham silversmith ormakers mark of Deakin & Francis Ltd, the Anchor is the mark of the Birmingham assay office, the stylized letter X is the date letter for 1897 and the Lion Passant is the mark of English 925 standard sterling silver.
Thecondition is used and near Mint for its age.
The buckle hasNoDents, NoChips, No Splits, NoCracks, No Holes and No Repairs that I canfind, the decoration is very crisp,the buckle sits perfectly together as it should, the central catch is workingperfectly, the belt bars are fairly straight, the silver hallmarks are still clearly legible although as this belt buckle is a used antique it does have someextremely minorsurface marks and wear from use along with the patina of age that is tobe expectedand a gentle cleanwould enhance it greatly. Personally I think that this antiqueladies or nursesbelt buckle can still be worn today andthat it will make a superbaddition to any collection, I also think that the overall quality along with the condition is absolutely fantastic considering that it's over 110years old.
This Superb Quality Victorian SterlingSilver Pierce Decorated Ladies or Nurses Belt Buckle by Deakin & Francis Ltd dated 1897 isone of several pieces of antique and collectable silver thatI havealso listed.
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Superb Victorian Sterling Silver Ladies Or Nurses Belt Buckle Dated 1897: $57