We have similar Chased and Buckle items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P.
Markings: "Sterling 925" on the back of the buckle, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight: 24.5 Grams. Item Measurements: The belt buckle measures 1.35" in length and 2.15" wide.
The belt loop on the back of the buckle measures 1.15 across. Men's or Women's: Unisex. Handmade during the Art Nouveau era.
The face of the buckle features a chased monogram of what appears to be the letters "JSS". The remainder of the buckle's face is smooth and polished. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely.
This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large.
Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Chasing is a metalworking technique that uses a nail-like tool and hammer to hand etch patterns onto a metal surface. This process creates a design that is sunk into the front of the surface using indentations, grooves, and channels.
Chasing is thousands of years old and was a very difficult and time-consuming technique that is still used by metalsmiths today. The item "Antique Vintage Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Chased Monogram Large Belt Buckle" is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Belt Buckles". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.