An outstanding vintage Art Deco period belt using a fabulous combination of materials.
Gorgeous Venetian art glass and faceted black glass beads are individually wired together with brass, the double row of beaded sections alternate with panels of black celluloid.
The pearly green swirl beads are plain, the tassels at each end use very large beads in the same green with applied glass rosebuds.
The celluloid pieces have a brass escutcheons on one side with an impressed Asian theme that includes a heron and Chinese characters.
The total length is 55", the wearable length as intended is 38" to 40.5". It closes with a simple hook that can be used in any of the four round larger brass rings though the hook fits in any of the smaller rings as well and can also can be placed between beads. There are many options for adjusting the length longer or shorter than the intended length.
The belt is 5/8" wide, the green beads are 15mm by 8mm, the black beads are 5mm, the large embellished beads are 20mm by 15mm, the teardrop beads are 40mm by 14mm, the celluloid panels are 1&5/8" by 5/8", the brass escutcheons are 7/8" by 5/8".
Most likely the belt was worn lower than waist for a dramatic draped look, there are many possibilities to explore.
Excellent condition, no major damage and minimal wear. The beads are in excellent condition with minimal wear, there is one brass panel missing from a celluloid piece, no distraction. The panel can be removed if desired or moved to the back or side.
A truly amazing accessory as beautiful as it is versatile, this belt can transform a plain black dress or gown into something extraordinary.
A phenomenal Art Deco belt with a dramatic design c1920s.
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