Turn-of-Century Lady's buckle, Caladium Motif

This unusual lady's belt buckle has a small copper spray of caladium leaves among some small stylized flowers centered on a flat mirrored white metal disc which has an ornate stamped copper frame. The caladium was a popular ornamental in the Victorian era, so it was not only found in the Victorian garden, but on jewelry, buttons and other decorative objects. The vintage buckle is 3-1/2" wide when hooked together, each disc measuring 1-5/8" in diameter. The back has an oxidized finish, and it looks as though someone started to polish the back, but only a bit. That part is shiny with some verdigris on 3/4" of the copper frame around one disc. Of course it doesn't show when the buckle is worn or displayed, but I needed to mention it. This buckle is similar to some Victorian buttons I have had, so it may be earlier than the turn-of-the 20th century, but I can't say positively. It is an interesting buckle, however, and collection worthy. The great thing about these vintage and antique buckles is, you probably won't see another lady wearing them! Thank you for looking.

Item ID: RL-2226

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Copper, Silver, Size: 3-1/2" x 1-5/8"

$48 USD

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Toni Ink

Toni Vargo, Coshocton, OH   

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