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Egyptian revival belt buckle

American
1910–20
R. Blackinton & Co. (American, 1862–1967)


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.2 x 7.3 x 0.6 cm (2 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1044

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

At the top of the rectangular buckle is a winged scarab, while the sides have a stylized lotus decoration. In the center are two prongs for attachment to a textile belt. The buckle was made by R. Blackinton & Co., a North Atteboro firm that produced sterling silver hollowware, noveltites, and jewelry. They created several adornments and accessories in the Egyptian revival style.

Markings

Sterling/impressed mark for R. Blackinton & Co./3084

Provenance

Until 1990, Mrs. Joan J. Ehrhard, Milford, DE; 1990, inherited from Mrs. Ehrhard by her daughter, Yvonne J. Markowitz, Framingham, MA; 2008 gift from Markowitz to MFA (October 22, 2008).

Credit Line

Gift of Yvonne J. Markowitz