Buckle?

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by necollectors, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    Need help...I am unsure of this...can anyone identify?
     

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is nice, but missing its other half.:(
     
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  3. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    so it had an other half...that's what I figured, but wasn't 100% sure? Age...1910 ish?
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    My guess is later, difficult to say, let's wait for the others.
     
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I think 20s or 30s. That whole sort of Japonesque Deco feel.
     
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  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I think it is more 1960s or later.
     
  7. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    I don't see the quality of japonaiserie.
     
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  8. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    Background...from estate of a Tea salesman from the 1930-50's person born in 1880's
     
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  9. springfld.arsenal

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    The design on front was produced by acid etching.
     
  10. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    I think it looks more like off a rolling mill.
     
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  11. springfld.arsenal

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    . Come see my etchings, my deah, look just like that. The design continues over the radiused edges.
     
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  12. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    You can etch straight rows of perfect dots/circles that appear to be maybe .5mm in diameter on the background of the piece?
     
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  13. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Gosh, never tried that particular pattern, but if the reward was there, I’d probably get it done. Don’t have time to research the limits of acid etching, but I was really surprised at the capability when I was using ferric chloride on brass. Anything I could paint, print, or otherwise effectively mask off on the brass could make a sharp pattern if you played around with the time, temperature, agitation, pH, post-etch process, etc. until it worked. That’s why zillions of complex printed circuits were made using ferric chloride etching. But since I wasn’t there when this object was embellished I can’t say for sure how it was done-etching is my opinion. If it was made during the past couple of decades, laser engraving would have been the most certain way, but I’m not sure we’d all agree on what year it was made, either.
     
  14. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    this was from a very old estate. The lady was homebound since1950 and died in 1970. She lived with her mom and grand mom born in the 1800's. It is not possible that it is current. It has to be older than 1940. Her husband was a Tea salesman who worked for Tetley . I don't know if that's where the Asian influence came from, or it was gifted to him somehow.
     
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  15. springfld.arsenal

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    The two oval goldish objects at the top look like applique, probably soldered on.
     
  16. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    They are the same 2 lily pads as the 2 in the bottom right corner.
     
  17. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

  18. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    Here is a close up
     

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  19. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I keep coming back to look and am still not convinced this is either Japanese or Chinese. I know this is going to sound strange, but I get a greater similarity to Egyptian styling. Particularly the plant-like images and some of the birds.
     
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  20. necollectors

    necollectors Well-Known Member

    It has intrigued me...I have run the Egyptian theme too in my head...a lot of that in the early 1900's...Anyone have an idea of worth? is this brass?
     
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