Imagining the stunning fin de siecle gown that was at one time secured by this lovely Art Nouveau buckle makes us feel lightheaded. The modified shield shape is adorned with laurel stems and a delightful, stylized thistle blossom.
In this piece:
- Antique Art Nouveau brass buckle with gilding on the leaves and flowers, circa 1900
- Vintage oval lavender glass floral stone made in post World War II allied occupied Japan
- Heavy, ornate brass chain
- Length is 16” with 4” extender