Posted 3 months ago
A couple of months ago I posted some of my vintage glass buttons...well, sometimes when you find nice old buttons, you can also unearth a stash of buckles. All of these were purchased many years ago now, & they don't seem to turn up very often any more. Not that I'm particularly after more examples, I think I have a nice little collection here, & that's enough for me.
1. Selection of vintage buckles mostly made from various early plastics - Bakelite, celluloid, & others. Some have a thin layer of a sort of plastic over metal backing. I think these are typically from the 1930s era.
2. These ones are once again, a mix of early plastics & metal. My favourites are the green leaf & the one with the anchor on it (maybe it's because my name means "sailor" in French, LOL). Four of these are halves of the sort of buckle which features two parts that link together - first being the metal one set with two blue glass cabochons (looks rather Art Nouveau), a black & white circular one (marked on the back, Germany), the brown chunky carved example below the Art Nouveau piece, & the geometric gilt metal one set with a pink marbled plastic trapezoid shape.
I also really love the zig - zag celluloid in brown & beige on the bottom row - SO Art Deco!
3. Bar one, these are all examples of buckles that link together two separate parts. Heliotrope coloured plastic, green & yellow metal & celluloid geometric form, three in red glass accented with hand painting (Czech, I'm sure), dark purple carved maple leaves, metal with enamelled design in autumnal tones, & a uranium glass single piece buckle, which is my all - time favourite out of the whole collection. That was the most recent I bought, from a flea market in the mid - 2000s.
4. Uranium glass buckle glowing under UV light. It is a pale, custardy opalescent yellow in person. I think probably made in Czechoslovakia.