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GERMANY – BELT AND BUCKEL – OFFICER – NAVY

SKU: 15-762

$995.00

This is a curious Navy officer brocade belt and buckle….

 

Height: in
Width: 2.5in
Length: 27in

GERMANY – BELT AND BUCKEL – OFFICER – NAVY

This is a curious Navy officer brocade belt and buckle. The first is the size as it measures X” around the waist. To me this means one of two things. Either he was a very small adult or he was a child and this would make this a kinder belt.

But the curiosity runs further. Generally officer belts have a felt or sometimes a velvet backing. This has a WHITE SILK backing! There is shredding to this just like we often see in the silk liners to pickelhauben. My guess is whether this was for a small adult or a child he may have been a royal. The buckle is a fine burnished gilt. The fire gilding has a fine patina to it.

Regardless this is a wonderful belt and buckle and would make a fine addition to any collection.

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GERMANY – BELT AND BUCKEL – OFFICER – NAVY

This is a curious Navy officer brocade belt and buckle. The first is the size as it measures X” around the waist. To me this means one of two things. Either he was a very small adult or he was a child and this would make this a kinder belt.

But the curiosity runs further. Generally officer belts have a felt or sometimes a velvet backing. This has a WHITE SILK backing! There is shredding to this just like we often see in the silk liners to pickelhauben. My guess is whether this was for a small adult or a child he may have been a royal. The buckle is a fine burnished gilt. The fire gilding has a fine patina to it.

Regardless this is a wonderful belt and buckle and would make a fine addition to any collection.

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Dimensions27 × 2.5 in