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Belt-buckle

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Between 1890 and the First World War, the emphasis on slender waists ("wasp waists") in ladies' fashion spurred the wearing of belts with ornamental buckles. Depending upon the country, buckles were made in the Arts & Crafts (England and Scotland), Art Nouveau (France and Belgium), Jugendstil...

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Inscription

Original presentation box marked K. Fabergé/Moscow/St. Petersburg.Odessa in cryllic

Marks

Impressed crossed anchors and scepter (St Petersburg); abraded maker's mark; and scratched inventory number 32215 on reverse; impressed 88 standard on belt bar

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Eustace Strong in memory of her mother, Mary K. Wells

Russian (St. Petersburg), 1908–14

Object Place

St. Petersburg, Russia

Dimensions

Depth x diameter: 0.6 x 6.5 cm (1/4 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.114

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt and enamel

Collections

Europe

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