Overall: 3 5/8 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 9.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
Vertically oriented narrow yellow metal belt clasp with shell cameo medallion at the center; scroll work at top and bottom of obverse, with scroll shaped side edges, floral garland surrounds cameo depicting a seated robed female figure with cherub; the reverse clasp fastener is hinged at the bottom and clasps at the top, vertical chape and tongue hinged at the center.
This belt buckle was used by Mary Armstrong (Mrs. Fleming James, 1805-1871). She wore it to Martin Van Buren's inaugural ball in 1836.
Gift of Mrs. Courtenay Halsey Wurts and Miss Cynthia Blyth Halsey
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