Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

Early 1900s

Subject

Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Belts

Medium

Silver plated copper alloy, glass

Description

Early 20th century. Two-part Art Nouveau cast copper alloy buckle with silver plate and a green glass faceted element.

The buckle joins in the center, hidden beneath a branch of flowers. Its overall shape is like a butterfly, with two-lobed wings on either side, overlaid with tulips and finished with a faceted green glass element.

Extent

Length: 10.2 cm / 4 in.
Width: 5.7 cm / 2.25 in.

Museum Number

421

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

2-25-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Comments

The Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection digital catalog was produced by the UNH Library Digital Collection Initiative, supported in part by a grant from the Mooseplate program and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additional funding provided by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.
Photography copyright, Astrida Schaeffer.

Keywords

Women's belts (costume accessories), Early 20th century, Art Nouveau, Cast copper alloy, Buckle, Silver plate, Green glass, Faceting, Flowers, Butterfly, Tulips

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