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Antique Metal  Belt Buckle - Beautifully Engraved and Under Two Inches Long

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More like jewelry than a buckle, this precious antique survives from a time when fine workmanship and detail mattered, even in the smallest accessory. If you look closely, you'll see the intricate engraving and that the design mimicks a belt, wrapped around itself. So this real buckle actually contains the image of another, miniature, buckle, complete with an imprint of tiny adjustment holes for the prong. The more you study it, the more amazing it becomes. Truly a work of art.

I'm not sure if the darkened color could mean it is tarnished silver, or if it has always looked this way. I cannot promise you it is silver, but honestly, I think it might be. There was a tiny bit of white residue in a couple of spots in the engravng, that came right out and seemed like dried silver polish that was left behind a long time ago. I chose not to polish it, but rather to leave it as found. It measures just under 2 inches in length and just under 7/8 of an inch at the widest point from top to bottom (or side to side, depending on how you look at it.)

It is in very good condition, but you can notice a little rippling on the very thin edge of the metal, not really too noticable from the front. It is definitely old and has had a life. I'm listing it as being in the 50-75 year age range, but it could easily be much older than that.

In all my years of sewing and collecting, I've never seen a buckle quite like this, and I doubt I will again. It could be used for a real belt, or incorporated into a piece of jewelry, collage, or other work of creativity. And we all know Etsy shop owners and shoppers are some of the most creative people on Earth, so here is your opportunity to be inspired!

For orders outside the United States, please contact me and I will calculate shipping. It is very light weight so it can't possibly be much.

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Antique Metal Belt Buckle - Beautifully Engraved and Under Two Inches Long


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: metal, possibly tarnished silver
  • Only ships within United States.
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