ANTIQUE / VINTAGE ART DECO AND OTHER CELLULOID-FRONT BELT OR DRESS BUCKLES, LOT OF 16, each two-part form having metal backing and celluloid front, most being round form, including three with print fabric underlay. Five buckles marked for Germany, two large buckles with fabric underlay marked "PAT. APPD. FOR", remainder unmarked. Circa 1920-1930. Large green floral buckle 5 1/4" x 2 5/8" OA.
Most in good to very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections including worn spots/losses to metal finishes, one to some spots/areas of oxidation/corrosion, and/or slight bending; large buckle with concentric pattern having a short crack to edge of one piece; ovoid buckle with flower design having a loss to edge near clasp on one piece, the other piece with a short crack on edge near clasp; small round buckle with octagonal fluted edges having one piece having a crack along edge at clasp and a minor crack along edge.
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From the collection of Betty Driver, Broadway, VA.