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Very Fine Gilt Bronze Buckle from 1300s or 1400s

Very Fine Gilt Bronze Buckle from 1300s or 1400s

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1492: Item # 327871
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This opulent and extremely refined medieval bronze buckle was without any doubt handcrafted for an aristocrat. Its shape is lyrical and vestiges of gilding remain strongly present on the plate, still attached to one side of the buckle, showing that very pure gold was originally applied overall.

This is more a display piece than for use as a jewel, although you could carefully wear it on a ribbon or cord for special occasions. While the remaining attachment of plate to buckle seems sturdy, you wouldn't want to risk losing that incredible plate that's still *glittering* under the lamp as I write this. It's truly astounding that this delicate treasure has survived six or seven centuries in such remarkable condition. Size is about 1 1/4" by 7/8" and provenance is our favorite antiquities dealer in England.

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