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BUCKLE

A silver buckle is a type of fastener for a belt, girdle, etc.; first developed in England in the late 17th century, buckles were used there to replace shoe-laces. Later buckles, of various shapes and sizes, were used for other purposes, and were sometimes attached as an ornament to a ribbon worn around a woman's neck; a buckle is also used, as a fastener or as an ornament, on some shoes or on a wristband

silver buckle: France 1819/1838



A buckle is usually in the form of a rectangular or curved frame, with a horizontal tongue attached to one side or to a vertical bar across the centre of the frame, the tongue is long enough to allow its tip to rest on the opposite side of the frame.
This is a 950/1000 silver buckle made in France 1819/1838

silver buckle: France 1819/1838 silver buckle: France 1819/1838
silver buckle: c. 1775 silver buckle: Birmingham 1814 silver and button set retailed by Vickery of Regent Street, London (beginning 20th century)-courtesy David John Coyle
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