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Title Woman's hat (or belt) buckle, cut steel
Nationality British
Period c 1790

Nice example, almost certainly by Matthew Boulton of Soho Works, Birmingham, with the bulk of its lead polish finish intact. The steel balls rotate on wires within the frame. This is obviously too big for a stock buckle, but a possible alternative would be a woman's waist belt buckle.

The condition is superb for its age, with 95%+ original lead polish finish.

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

[Belt Buckles : British : 18th Century]


Dear Chris, truncheon arrived safe and sound yesterday... what a beauty! I look forward to our next transaction.

C C, Australia, 18.09.2012

Just to let you know the two propelling pencils, in the form of pistols, have just arrived in the condition you sent them. Thank you very much indeed for your excellent and prompt service, and I will keep a look out on your site for any other pencils you may have for sale in the future.

M H, UK, 09.02.2011