An attractive antique, Victorian French jet and gilt buckle brooch.
Smooth polished French jet circular panels in gilt rope twist frames, the centre panel has a black celluloid and French jet buckle with gilt accents also in the same rope twist mount.
It is a large and heavy piece.
The buckle was given as a symbol of love, bound to your love, buckles also represented keeping the wearer safe and secure, giving strength and protection.
Good used condition overall with age commensurate wear and signs of use, surface wear and scratches, the back has been extensively repaired and there is evidence of soft solder, repair is visible, small chips to the edges
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