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Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1484
Period: Victorian
Year: 1894
Silversmith: Hayes Brothers
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 260.00
Weight: 44 grams
Dimensions: 10.4 cm * 6.1 cm
Condition: Excellent, buckle in full working order, no repairs.

Description: An interesting ornate antique silver belt buckle, with a cast "devils head" complete with horns, moustache, beard and toothy grin, which has been applied on a pierced background, complete with stylised lions heads and scrolling foliage. We imagine the buckle has some significance, perhaps to commemorate a popular opera or play at the time. Devils and demons were often portrayed on silver items in late Victorian times, some examples can be seen on the Acsas website (http://www.ascasonline.org/windowD20.html). Both parts of the buckle are hallmarked, the hallmarks are small but clear. The makers makr is HB cojoined. Hayes Brothers (William and Harry) worked from 73 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, between 1889 and 1896, they specialised in buckles and small silver objects.
Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Antique silver belt buckle - devils head

Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Detail 1

Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Detail 2

Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Open buckle

Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Back of buckle

Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Hallmarks 1

Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Hallmarks 2

Antique Silver Belt Buckle - Devil's Head
Scale

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