Offered is a wonderful old early 1900s French Bakelite or Catlin ornate Joan of Arc Medallion Belt. This beautiful belt is large, so may have been a costume piece. It measures 39 1/2" long from end to fastener (wearable length), the medallion is quite large also measuring 5 1/2" long x 2 1/8" across. Metal work and filigree is ornate with flowers, leaves, foliage and even mulitple fleur de lys.
Metal pieces are silver plate over brass and do show some wear, which does not detract. Belt is in very good vintage condition with no damage. This is a very unusual piece and was probably made in France or French in origin. Early plastics, bakelight, catlin, celluloid and horn came out of France in the early 1900s.
This is a very unusual piece which also could be worn as a necklace or repurposed as bracelets or other jewelry Wonderful old Find!