Antique Gilt Metal Buckles, Dogs and Lions: C19th France
Dating from the mid 19th Century, 1840-50, and expertly hand crafter in France with extraordinary attention to detail, 4 pairs of collectable buckles.
The buckles are made in old gold gilt metal and old silver or pewter colour metal.
The dogs, possibly mountain dogs? have the most wonderful expressions in their faces and wear detailed collars.
They are all miniature works of art in their own right and would look splendid mounted and put into box frames as part of a collection- please see our other listings for more examples.
Still mounted on the original sample card with hand written notations.
The unique buckles are in unused condition. The card has an overall patina of age with some wear to the corners as you would expect in an item of this antiquity.
Card: 18.5cm W X 12cm H
Large lion buckle: 9cm W X 5cm H
Small lion buckle: 6.5cm W X 3.5cm H
Large dog buckle: 8.5cm W X 5cm H
Small dog buckle: 7.5cm X 4cm H