VICTORIAN / ANTIQUE BLACK / MOURNING AND OTHER BELT OR DRESS BUCKLES, LOT OF EIGHT, comprising a one-part silver-plated/toned souvenir buckle for the Philadelphia Centennial International Exposition of 1876 featuring the Art Gallery building, a two-part buckle made from two 1907 Ter-Centennial of the Settlement of Jamestown coins, and six two-part black / mourning buckles consisting of a vulcanite Art Nouveau buckle with forget-me-not flowers, two Gutta Percha or other material buckles having scrolled designs, and three French jet or black glass buckles including one with a matte finish. Unmarked. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. Centennial exposition buckle 3 1/4" x 2 1/8" OA.
Good to very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections including worn spots/losses to metal finishes, slight bending of metal, and possibly one or a few repairs; Centennial Exposition buckle probably lacking back piece for clasp, French jet pieces with one or a few flakes, nicks, and/or chips.
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From the collection of Betty Driver, Broadway, VA.