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LOT 0905

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,500 - 5,000
EUR (€) 4,140 - 5,920
USD ($) 4,470 - 6,380

MEDIEVAL GOLD BELT BUCKLE SUITE
14TH-15TH CENTURY AD
1 1/4 - 2" (65 grams total, 29-53mm).

A matching suite of belt furniture comprising a buckle, belt-end and keeper; the buckle with double-loop frame, eccentrically placed bar, upper face with granule border and filigree scroll detailing, six bosses to the bar, elliptical-section tongue with granule triangle to the inner end, rear rod attached to two knop extensions with coiled D-section band ornament; rectangular keeper with band of bosses to the upper face flanked by filigree fillets, granules to the corners; a D-shaped terminal plaque with granule and filigree detail, central rosette surrounded by a ring of bosses, rear rod attached to two knop extensions with coiled band ornament. [3]

PROVENANCE:
From an important London collection, acquired in the 1970s.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Whitehead, R. Buckles 1250-1800, Chelmsford, 1996, item 492; Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London, 2002, item 442.

CONDITION