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Buckle

Buckle

  • Place of origin:

    Zurich (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold filigree with black enamel

  • Museum number:

    114-1872

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This delicate little buckle was described as 17th century German when it was acquired by the Museum in 1872. This may be so, but it is more likely that it is Swiss work of the 19th century, when fine enamelled filigree of this kind was produced in urban centres such as Zurich, as much for tourists as for the Swiss themselves.

Physical description

Tiny gold open filigree buckle decorated with raised black enamel rosettes with white spots.

Place of Origin

Zurich (made)

Date

1800-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold filigree with black enamel

Dimensions

Height: 2 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm

Descriptive line

Tiny gold filigree buckle with black enamel dots, Zurich (Switzerland), 1800-1870.

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Filigree; Enamelling

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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