As hard as it is to believe this buckle is dated Pat. May 5 ' 51. Could it be 1851?. It is formed a black material with a strong scent but I am not sure if it is an early plastic or jet.
The light weight buckle is adorned with tiny gold toned bead work and a central three prong finding. It is an oval form and measures 2-3/4'' x 1-1/8''. This very old estate find is in wonderful condition.