Pair of Antique Gilt Buckles, Owls and Dogs: France C19th
Dating from the mid 19th century, and from a specialist collection of buckles and buttons, a pair of gilt metal buckles or cloak fastenings.
One pair in old silver or pewter gilt depicts a pair of owls, which fasten together with a hidden hook and eye on the reverse.
The dogs, French bulldogs? are made in an old gold gilt metal and are slightly larger in size.
Both date from the mid 19th century and are on their original sample card with hand written notations from the manufacturer.
In excellent unused condition, these would greatly benefit from being mounted and placed into box frames.
The original card has an overall patina of age, and signs of wear to the corners as expected in an item of this antiquity.
Please see our other listings for more examples from this collection.
Card: 18.5cm W X 6cm H
Owl buckle: 7cm W X 4cm H
Dog buckle: 8cm W X 4.5cm H