Jet Black Black Sash or Belt Fancy Closure serves as both a sash buckle or sewn on closure. This black bow has an elegant look. Measures 3 inches across and 1.5 inches at the widest point. Test for Bakelite is inconclusive as it often is with black Bakelite items. This buckle is dull and was perhaps used as Mourning Jewelry or a Mourning Accessory. Great gift for an actress, seamstress or costume mistress. This piece is in very good condition.