Please do not expect store bought perfect new items! We will never guarantee our items to be in perfect condition, but then you would be paying department store prices! If items are clearly marked, we do not have it acid tested, especially if markings include designers markings. Unmarked items we have tested.
If natural hairline internal cracks in stones, loose settings (that normally happen over the years) bother you, or expect perfect, then you do not want Vintage. Even jewelry that is brand new tends to have flaws. This is all Antique Art Deco/Nouveau, Victorian, Vintage and newer Collectible jewelry, all newer items have been stored and are still part of the humongous estate collection and may have been worn, but minimally.
Silver jewelry with stones sometimes loosen over the years, and stones shift and accumulate hairline cracks. This is part of the charm of vintage jewelry. Anything distracting we will note in our listings, anything damaged we do not list. We have researched all items, but are not experts, and have some great local resources, but please ask questions or share your knowledge too!We do not list anything that we would not wear ourselves! Such a fantastic collectible piece! This buckle is comprised of hand-made, cream-colored Satsuma porcelain with the characteristic delicate crackle glaze, elaborate hand painted enamel design, housed within an unmarked silver metal content buckle stamped with a cross within a circle mark, which was the hallmark of Shimazu Mon, or family crest of the clan that ruled Satsuma. Picture depicting possibly that of Mt. In the distance and may have an artists signature that has rubbed off, but it is not legible.
1 ½ inches in diameter, measured across, ¼ inch thick measured without the raised slide, weighs 16.3g. Lovely condition, age appropriate paint and surface wear, along with mild silver tarnishing and surface scratching. A wonderful addition to any collection, exquisite artistry! This should be framed and proudly displayed!
Take a look at pictures! All condition of items are nice and may only need a gentle cleaning due to dust from not being worn or stored away for quite a few years.
As a general rule, we leave all vintage and antique jewelry in their current condition since most desire the items to be received in their lovely vintage or antique condition. Leaving most of the descriptions up to the pictures, so ask any questions and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as we can! We feel our listings and pictures will give you enough information to make your decision. But again, we welcome your questions.The item "Antique Late Meiji Period Satsuma Japanese Signed Silver Belt Buckle" is in sale since Monday, March 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "georgiandtwinkie" and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia.