Antique & Modern: Georgian Paste Buckle and Alligator Cuff Bracelet in Denim Blue Glaze
We paired this stunning Georgian paste buckle with an alligator skin cuff in a Denim Blue glaze. The cuff is just a few shades lighter then the vibrant blue in the buckle in order to create the perfect backdrop for this dramatic piece.
The buckle is antique, dating to the Georgian period. Its pastes are set in silver. While missing its findings (tines, chape, and spikes), it is desirable for its blue pastes and the unique shape of the clear pastes in the outer circle. Each of the stones is individually hand-cut/shaped. The clear pastes have black dots at the base of the stones, one of the characteristics of the pieces from this period. The cuff is a one-of-a-kind and custom made.
Dimensions & Details
- The inside circumference is 6.5 inches and it is just under 1.2 inches wide. It can be worn loosely like a bangle or in a more fitted fashion i.e. works well on a variety of wrists, but it would be a good idea to measure prior to ordering. The buckle is 1.8 inches by 2 inches.
- The cuff is made from high-quality, genuine American alligator in a blue glaze.
Period & Hallmarks
- Late 18th c. early 19th c.
- The cuff is new. The original buckle fittings are no longer there. Two beads have been added to the pin in the back to keep the buckle in place on the cuff. One paste was missing. We have replaced it with a sapphire (gem, not paste) as it provided the best fit. You can see it in the up close images. It is slightly less blue than the paste stones. It is almost virtually undetectable otherwise. The blue pastes are vivid and the clear pastes have great sparkle. Some abrasions to the stones as would be expected, but visible only with magnification.
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