This antique buckle is just beautiful. I have not tested it to see what might be under the gold gilt for rear of damaging it. It is in remarkable condition and I would date it back to around the turn of the century.
It features an open design of tiny flowers and cannetille work. Beautiful colored paste are randomly prong set and five of them are missing. The buckle piece remains in place on the back. This collectible buckle measures 3-5/8'' x 2-1/8''. It is truly a lovely piece.