Edwardian Sterling Garland Belt

REF # JO519C7

Edwardian Sterling Silver Garland Belt

This Antique Jewelry belt is a rare find! Clearly indicating why there are gyms at the end of every street, this 21.5inch belt was not considered particularly small more than a century ago but is hardly conceivable in today?s world of convenience food and superfluous transportation. Considered to originate from 'Unger Brothers' but not bearing any identifiable signature, this frontal pristine 70.4g sterling silver belt does bear slight underside repair such as missing vertical belt holders, indicating that this was used as a necklace. Stamped 'STERLING' together with unidentified markings throughout the buckle, this impressive and very ornate belt bears fascinating motif, indicative of the convergence of several distinct period styles. While the five terminally ribboned floral garlands are typical of the detailed Edwardian Jewelry constructed in ..More

This Antique Jewelry belt is a rare find! Clearly indicating why there are gyms at the end of every street, this 21.5inch belt was not considered particularly small more than a century ago but is hardly conceivable in today?s world of convenience food and superfluous transportation. Considered to originate from 'Unger Brothers' but not bearing any identifiable signature, this frontal pristine 70.4g sterling silver belt does bear slight underside repair such as missing vertical belt holders, indicating that this was used as a necklace. Stamped 'STERLING' together with unidentified markings throughout the buckle, this impressive and very ornate belt bears fascinating motif, indicative of the convergence of several distinct period styles. While the five terminally ribboned floral garlands are typical of the detailed Edwardian Jewelry constructed in Platinum, the seven winged cherubs indicate the birth of the Art Nouveau movement constructed in , epitomizing the jewelry design of an era in which naturalism, suggestion of form and mystical imagery were inherent. In stark contrast, the clearly identifiable and greatly collectible delightful hand applied Repousse work are a testament to the monotone yellow gold Victorian era even though it encompassed early rose gold with copper and yellow gold, before it was known that zinc could whiten this metal and rhodium could warrant it colorless. So, in a fascinating blend of texture, design and material, this quite magnificent belt has stood the test of time and taught us that just as the sun and moon worshipers could integrate at Stone Henge, so could three distinct schools of thought and design see how, despite divergence, they were all embraced in one spectacular item of antique jewelry.

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Measurements: 21.5in(L) x 4.2cm(W)
Weight:70.4g
REF # JO519C7
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Suggested Retail $5,000.00
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