This is one of two very special late Victorian era belts that we are delighted to present today. (Much too large for our dress form, we have photographed it pinned at the back). It was exciting to find one of these rare beauties, but to have two in wearable condition is pretty extraordinary!
Finely embossed with etruscan detailing and wonderfully crafted with turquoise blue enamel, this belt combines loads of old world charm with an amazingly modern style and versatility. To top it all off, the belt links are attached to each other with brass rings that are adorned with the sweetest little flowers!
This lovely piece measures 39" in length and 1 1/4" wide; the buckle measures 2 5/8" by 2 1/8". The belt has 4 sections of chain, two which appear to be original to the piece (measuring 4" total) and two which were added by a previous owner (measuring 12" total). We are offering the belt at 39" as found, but to remove the new chain improvisation would leave the belt at 27" (that felt like a math lesson). Whatever you decide, the belt can be worn as is on the hips, or remove the added chain sections for a waist whittling wonder!
Condition: Good antique condition; very little enamel loss on the belt links; enamel loss on the buckle and the two adjacent links- but very evenly if you check the pictures, exposing a wonderful bronzed patina that really makes the gold pop. Overall, a beautiful antique piece.
Item ID: GC-1163
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