From the late Victorian era, an original antique cummerbund-style wide belt.
- dark brown silk velvet fabric
- genuine silver (probably German 800) decorative bars with golden-hued gems
- closes with three hooks&eyes creating a ruffled decoration at back, meant to sit above your bustle (or look cute with your modern clothes)
- late Victorian, most likely 1875-1900
We thank VFG colleagues and licensed gemologists Marzilli Vintage with for help with this belt. They place it between 1875 and 1900, and suspect the silver is at least 800 purity. We've been unable to identify the maker, despite the jeweler's mark.
Labels: AK Deposé ("trademarked") maker's mark on the back of each of the five vertical bars
Materials: silk velvet, genuine silver, paste faux gems
Condition: overall, very good and totally wearable. belt has no flaws to speak of. the vertical bars are missing lots of the golden-hued "gems."
Belt is 4"/10cm high, 29"/73.5cm total length, with the hooks&eyes currently at 26"/66cm. The tallest bar at center front is 3.75"/9.5cm high, the next smallest two are 3"/7.5cm, and the shortest set are 2.25"/5.5cm.
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