Not just a belt buckle, this is a work of wearable art. This large openwork antique Dutch sterling silver buckle is a palette of ornately engraved scenes. We recognize Moses with the Ten Commandments and there are several other figural 'artworks', each intricately done in repousse relief work. This hand-crafted Victorian era buckle measures an impressive 6 inches across by 2 3/4 inches high. The inner hinged bar that holds the belt cloth measures 1 1/2 inches across.
Hallmarks include the Minerva head which is the duty mark. The letter 'W' on the helmet indicates which of the assay offices this came from. The 'C' hallmark represents the year this was made...1912.
The buckle weighs a very solid 90 grams...3 ounces. It's in excellent original condition. We haven't polished it...just a light buff to bring out the fine workmanship. Tested for sterling. The picture doesn't do it justice.
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