This fantastic Austro-Hungarian belt buckle is set with fifteen glowing cabochon cut garnets which contrast beautifully with mother of pearl accents. The stones are set in silver bezel mounts which are accented with twisted wire frames. Unlike some antique and vintage buckles, this one is actually large enough to be worn with a contemporary belt. There are two garnets that have hairline fractures, these are located at the top and bottom of the half of the buckle that has the extra garnet, they seem quite secure.
The buckle itself tests as silver and is hallmarked with Autro-Hungarian marks. It was most likely made around 1880-90. In traditional Austro-Hungarian fashion, the back is exquisitely engraved. Each half measures 64.3 mm across, together they are 128 mm across and are 57.4 mm high. The buckle weighs 91.3 grams.
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