This is a really beautiful English silver buckle. It has a cut out and etched design with birds, flowers, vines. The two pieces join with a bar hook that goes around a loop. There is a hook loop on each half to fast to a cloth or leather belt. It has the mark S & Co along with a row of British hallmarks. From what I can find, the company is Sydney & Co - partners Judah, Albert & Lionel Ahronsberg / Powell Street and Summerhill Road, Birmingham. I cannot decipher all of the hallmarks - I came up with several possible dates in the mid 1800's. This would make a really nice belt if it was fashioned to a velvet or satin sash. Perfectly wearable or lovely just to display. In the closed position in measures 3" long at the longest and 2 1/8" at the tallest. US shipping only-my shipping amounts are estimates until the item is packaged and destination zip code is added. I promptly refund any shipping over charges.