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Enameled belt buckle
Possibly Swiss, ca. 1830
3.875 x 1.625 in. (9.8425 x 4.1275 cm)
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Belt buckle of oblong shape, with gilding and inset champlevé and painted enameling. Two rectangular painted enamel plaques set into each side, each depicting a female figure in peasant dress consisting of a blue skirt, pink bodice, chemise, apron, and hat, the left figure wearing a white cap and the right wearing a yellow bergère; and each figure framed by pink, white and green flowers. Champlevé channels surrounding in a pattern alternating black and white squares, acanthine leaf forms in pale blue and black champlevé; framed above and below by heptagonal red and apricot champlevé designs with a chased flower at the center, flanked by chased vegetal forms with white enamel.

In very good condition; minor wear to enamel.

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