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This is a very beautiful and slightly surreal chain belt with a magnificent lion head buckle made by Pauline Rader in the mid 1960s.

Pauline Rader began designing jewelry at the beginning of the 1960s. Her designs were influenced by Greek mythology and the art of ancient Rome. Pauline Rader's pieces are quite inventive in design and are beautifully crafted. Her large pieces are rare and very sought after by collectors.

This adjustable belt features a central buckle element in the form of a gold tone lion's head. The lion's features are beautifully detailed. The eyes are set with small turquoise cabochons. The lion's mane is fashioned out of tightly woven chains whose ends feature smooth gold tone caps. In the lion's mouth is a very large mabe pearl. The belt itself is made from a long length of pale gold chain. At the end of the chain is another large mabe pearl set into a gold tone tail fob. The belt features a locking safety chain that secures with a fold over clasp and which rests behind the lion's mane.

This belt is signed "Pauline Rader" in an oval cartouche on the reverse of the buckle.

Scarf sarong not included.


Circa: 1960s
Brand Name: Pauline Rader
Color: Gold, White, Turquoise
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition


Total Length of Belt: 38"/96.5cm
Height of Lion Head: 3"/7.5cm
Width of Lion Head: 2"/5cm

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Pauline Rader Belt, Lion Buckle, Mabe Pearls, Adjustable, Rare, Collectible, Signed, 1960s


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: gold tone metal, faux pearls, lucite
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 156 reviews
  • Favorited by: 81 people