Beautiful Made in Paris Quality Victorian Cut Steel Shoe Buckle - Excellent Condition!
Made entirely of cut steel, the faceted rivets adorning the buckle add an unmistakable air of simple elegance.
This unique little object is hallmarked "L.W. PARIS" on the back of the clip.
Cut steel was produced in the Victorian Era to mimic the shine and glamour of diamonds.
Cut steel caught the light and sparkled, and cut steel (and cut steel look-alikes) were very much in demand right up until cut faceted rhinestones became available in the beginning of the 1900s.
Over time, these pieces have become very collectible.
Cut steel was very expensive, as each little "gem" was cut by hand, and then riveted into place. A time consuming process, it was still cheaper than diamonds!
But, in the later half of the 1800s, Victorians found that stamping a pattern on plates of steel would mimic the look created by the original cut steel pieces.
While both processes produce amazingly brilliant pieces, true cut steel displays little holes along the back side, reflecting the nature of the design.
This is a true cut steel that has the holes on the back side.
A patently Victorian motif has been applied using rivets in varying round and marquise-cut shapes.
The piece could very easily be repurposed as a pendant, brooch, or scarf clip.
This is a substantial piece and very collectible because it is covered in the cut steel embellishments.
Unlike the oval with no center or the more sparse pieces, this one is a show stopper.
If you collect cut steel pieces, this is the one to own. The design is unusual and interesting.
Because it blends with many contemporary design, this is a very adaptable accessory that can be mixed with most any style be it glam or casual.
This is a shop favorite. We have not seen one this dense with this much sparkle.
It is really a wonderful piece and we hate to let it go, but someone deserves to love it as much as we do.
Measuring 2 ¾" long and 1 ¾" tall, the buckle is a substantial and beautiful item.
The back shows "LW Paris" maker's mark.
Item ID: 696
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