This is a most attractive silver buckle decorated with flowers and scrolls and has an integral holder for the fabric and two prongs for the other end of the belt and these latter components are individually hinged. The buckle, the prongs and the fabric attachment sections are all marked. The buckle has a complete set. The maker’s mark ‘SJ’ appears to be for Samuel Jacob and the hallmarks are for London, 1892. This could well have been used for a nurse’s belt as silver buckles were a frequent graduation gift for a nurse. The condition of the buckle is excellent for age and this would be a lovely item to be added to a belt for use or for a collection of desirable fashion accessories. Width 2.6 ins (6.7cm), height 1.75 ins (4.4cm). Weight 36 grams.
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