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Art Nouveau Silver Buckle with Butterflies
English Art Nouveau silver belt buckle in the form of a pair of butterflies, each highlighted with mother-of-pearl wings dyed a shimmering yellow-gold colour.
The two separate, gently contoured halves mirror each other with a sinewy shaped outline which is inscribed with a fine line detail just inside the edge, and virtually surrounds the insects.
At the meeting point of the two sections, the uprights are decorated with a parallel zigzag design.
Hallmarked at Birmingham for the year 1909 and showing the maker’s mark MB about whom we can find no information.
Between 8.5 and 9 cm wide by 6 cm high.