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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899 - A & J Zimmerman

Ref: CA2072 / LA153178

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Description

This is a lovely late Victorian era buckle or nurse's buckle made from fully U.K. hallmarked English sterling silver. The buckle is made in the usual 2-part configuration with a hook and eye mechanism to the reverse.

The whole buckle is fairly typically Victorian in style with its elaborate classical scroll and floral motifs.

These types of buckles are often known generically as nurses buckles as they were popular with registered nurses from Victorian times through to the present day - they were the only piece of uniform they could wear that wasn't regulated so henceforth there are a wide array of designs to be found - they remain popular as graduation gifts with newly qualified nurses to this day.

The item's hallmarks are stamped to the front of the buckle - there are full hallmarks to one half and a part hallmark to the other, which is perfectly normal on pieces like this.

The item is hallmarked for Birmingham 1899 and has the silversmiths mark for Arthur & John Zimmerman, who were prolific silversmiths based in Regent Place, Birmingham.

The item measurements are: Height : 6.5cm top to bottom - Width 5.9cm across (both halves joined) - the total unpacked weight is 23.3g.


Measurements

Height : 6.5 cm

Width : 5.9 cm

Weight : 23.3 g

Declaration

Century Antiques has clarified that the Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham - A & J Zimmerman (CA2072 / LA153178) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1899.

Condition

The condition of the item is good all round - naturally, given the fact it is 120 year old there are some normal signs of wear and use - viewed under magnification there are tiny scratches and contact marks to the silver, which is all perfectly normal given it was a worn item rather than an ornament - because the design is delicately pierced through in places there are hairs width gaps where a scroll may meet a leaf - this is more likely a result of the production process than damage, and again can only clearly be noticed under strong magnification and certainly does not detract whatsoever - with the addition of a pertersham fabric belt the item can still be worn today if desired.

Delivery

Delivery to U.K. addresses is FREE - sent by signed for service. Delivery to Europe is £8.95 - sent by tracked / signed for service. Delivery to outside Europe is £9.95 - sent by tracked / signed for service.

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