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Dragonfly or Butterfly Buckle- Celluloid circa 1920s - 1940s

Here we have a moulded celluloid buckle decorated with a winged creature; I cannot make my mind up if it is a butterfly or a dragonfly! The winged beastie has the sweetest little face, it reminds me of fairy tale illustrations from old children's books.  The flyer has detailed wings with faded green and pink colouring and a segmented body with traces of black over painting.  Our little friend is about to sip nectar from a flower. The flower is also coloured pink with a green middle and it has leaves and tendrils with black over painting. The high points to the over painted parts are rubbed but this only adds to the antique look of the buckle.  The background colour is caramel and the design is like a basket-weave garden  fence.  The buckle, which is an eight-sided shape, being a rectangle with off cut corners to form an octagon. This buckle is a good size being 8 cms by 5 cms.  To the reverse there are two white metal bars set into the buckle; these would retain the fabric of a ribbon style belt. The slide buckle is easily added to outfits and would also work on a generous hat band to adorn a hat. 
£28.00
Dragonfly or Butterfly Buckle- Celluloid circa 1920s - 1940s
Dragonfly or Butterfly Buckle- Celluloid circa 1920s - 1940s Dragonfly or Butterfly Buckle- Celluloid circa 1920s - 1940s Dragonfly or Butterfly Buckle- Celluloid circa 1920s - 1940s Dragonfly or Butterfly Buckle- Celluloid circa 1920s - 1940s

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