Superb Victorian Sterling Silver Ladies Or Nurses Belt Buckle From London C 1894
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Superb Victorian Sterling Silver Ladies Or Nurses Belt Buckle From London C 1894:
Superb Victorian Sterling Silver Mermaid & Griffin Decorated Ladies or Nurses Belt Buckle dated 1894
This Antique Ladies or Nurses Belt Bucklemeasures approximately 4 1/4 inches or 109 mmacross its length from one side to the other when it is together and itis just over 3 5/8 inches or 94 mm across its widest part from top to bottom.
The belt buckle ismade from 59.9 grams of cast sterlingsilver in two slightly curved wonderfully shaped halves that each has a central catch with a belt bar on its back, the bucklehas superb raised or high relief horn playing stylized mermaids over pierced, raised relief and engrave decorated stylized flowers, scrolls and foliage on either side and it has a griffin or winged lion with a girls head on the center of a diamond shaped raised panel that has also been raised relief and engrave decorated with scrolls, flowers and foliage, the buckle has Not been engraved with a previous owners initialsor family monogram and each side of the front of the buckle has been impressed with English sterling silverhallmarks that read as follows,
W.R.C - Lion Passant - Leopard Head - T
W.R.C is the rare London silversmith ormakers mark of William Richard Corke whose mark is recorded as only being used from 1894 to 1896,the Lion Passant is the markof English 925 standard sterling silver, the Leopard Head is the mark of the London assay office and the letter T is the date letter for 1894.
Thecondition is used and near Mint for its age.
The buckle hasNoDents, NoChips, No Splits, NoCracks, No Holes and No Repairs that I can find,the decoration and definition is very crisp,the buckle sits perfectly together, the central catch is working perfectly, the rear belt bars are not bent, the silver hallmarks are still legible although as this is a used antique belt buckle it does have some extremely minor surface marks and wear from use along with the patina of age thatis to be expectedand a gentle cleanwould enhance it greatly. Personally I think that this antique nurse or ladiesbelt buckle can still be worn today and that it will make a superbaddition to any collection, I also think that this is one of the best looking antique ladies or nurses belt buckles that I have ever had and that the overall quality along with the condition is absolutely fantastic considering that it's almost 120 years old.
This Wonderful Quality Victorian SterlingSilver Pierced, Relief & Engraved Mermaid &Griffin Decorated Ladies or Nurses Belt Buckle from London dated 1894 is one of several pieces of antique and collectable silver that I have also listed.
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