ANTIQUE / VINTAGE ART DECO AND OTHER RHINESTONE METAL BELT OR DRESS BUCKLES, LOT OF NINE, each two-part form having brass or other metal frame with polychrome rhinestones, including two small Art Deco buckles having faux pink mother-of-pearl celluloid/plastic centers, a rectangular Art Deco buckle, and a floral buckle with three faux pearls. Small Art Deco buckle with butterfly-form faux mother-of-pearl marked "252", Art Deco buckle with filigree-type designs and a filigree buckle each having "CZECH-SLOVAK" or "CZECHOSLOVAKIA" mark, rectangular Art Deco buckle with hanging tag marked "MADE IN / CZECHO-SLOVAKIA", remainder unmarked. Late 19th/first half 20th century. Largest buckle 3 7/8" x 2 1/8" OA.
Most in very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections including worn spots/losses to metal finishes, one or a few spots of oxidation, some bending mostly being minor in nature, one or more rhinestones possibly reglued/reattached, and/or possibly one or a few repairs; small Art Deco buckle with rose motifs having a loss of one rhinestone; rectangular Art Deco buckle with a possible solder repair or possibly later added bar of blue rhinestones at center; Art Deco buckle with filigree-type designs having a loss to one small red rhinestone with enameled replacement.
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From the collection of Betty Driver, Broadway, VA.