An antique late Victorian agate Belt and Buckle Silver Brooch
An antique late Victorian Agate Belt and Buckle Silver Brooch hallmarked Birmingham 1892 with the makers mark ALF - Aaron Lufkin Dennison who orginally from the U.S.A. moved to the U.K. in 1870.
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The belt buckle design was one of the most popular styles of the era, originating from Queen Victoria herself. She used it to signify her membership to the Order of the Garter, an order of chivalry created by King Edward III in 1348. The symbol of the historic order features a vibrant blue belt as in this jewellry piece which uses blue banded agate. However people also adopted the belt buckle as a symbol for love, fidelity, and unbreakable bonds.
One of the agate segments has suffered some damage and has been repaired - otherwise the piece is in excellent condition.
This is a second hand antique jewellery piece and will have some imperfections. Antique jewellery was primarily hand crafted(modern jewellery is more often than not cast made). They are therefore unique pieces.
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