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Victorian Belt Buckle Vulcanite - Original

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Victorian Belt Buckle Vulcanite - Original

Beautiful ORIGINAL Victorian era Vulcanite belt buckle in good conditiont condition. From the Grand Victorian era of 1860-1880, this buckle measures nearly 2" across by 2 1/4" high. Features a molded almost material weave design. Would be the perfect accessory for a Civil War era dress. I've added a 1 1/2" black grosgrain ribbon for a belt.

During part of the Victorian period from about 1860 to 1890, black jewelry was the height of fashion and black was a stylish color, not just an ornament of mourning. While some black jewelry was meant to be worn during mourning, black jewelry was fashionable as well and worn for its beauty and sentiment.

VULCANITE (also sometimes called "ebonite") was made by combining and heating sap of the Euphorbia or Ficus trees from Malaysia with sulphur. Invented in 1843 by Thomas Hancock, pieces made of vulcanite were almost always molded, not carved, and it was used mainly in making jewelry. (Gutta percha was almost never used in jewelry and is often confused with vulcanite).

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Victorian Belt Buckle Vulcanite - Original


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: vulcanite
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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