online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title German forester's belt buckle
Nationality German
Period c 1860

This cast silver (probably 800 parts out of 1,000) box buckle has applied initials (of the estate owner/forester), with the initials and beading in parcel gilt. The silversmith's initials are punched in the side of the buckle. I acquired this from the family, whose origins lay in the Prussian Rhineland.

Almost certainly, there would have been a leather backing to the central cartouche (ie behind the initials), perhaps in green, to set it off.

The overall condition is excellent for its age and these buckles are, in any case, quite rare - at least in the UK - and nice to find with the accompanying clasp.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Belt Buckles : German : 19th Century]


Just to say many thanks for the fast service, it's an excellent little item. Will be watching for you listing more of these and other makes?

P A, UK, 26.06.2008

I should have written sooner, but I did want to let you know that the photos arrived safely and are absolutely fabulous. I could not be happier with them.

Thanks for the excellent service and great photos. I hope we have occasion to do business together again.

J B, USA, 18.08.2005