ANTIQUE / VINTAGE FLORAL / FOLIATE RHINESTONE AND OTHER BELT OR DRESS BUCKLES, LOT OF 20, each one or two-part form having gilt, brass, silver-toned, or other metal frame with floral or foliate designs having one or more rhinestones, beads, or other materials, including a near pair of large bow-form buckle with various-sized polychrome rhinestone cabochons featuring one gold toned and one silver toned on a purple fabric belt/sash, a large buckle with two coral-type plastic cabochons having relief floral decoration, a small buckle with floret top having enameled accents and a purple rhinestone center, and two buckles having applied blue or green floral glass/plastic beads. Large gold-toned bow-form buckle marked "ARLENE", remainder unmarked. Together with a molded coral-type plastic belt/sash buckle that matches the coral-type plastic buckle named above. 21 pieces total. Late 19th/20th century. One large bow-form buckle 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" 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, some bending, and/or one or a few repairs; buckle with blue floral beads having center bead detached and string broken.
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From the collection of Betty Driver, Broadway, VA.