Victorian Antique Sterling

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899   Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899 - A & J Zimmerman. This is a lovely late Victorian era buckle or nurse's buckle made from fully U. The buckle is made in the usual 2-part configuration with a hook and eye mechanism to the reverse. The whole buckle is fairly typically Victorian in style with its elaborate classical scroll and floral motifs. These types of buckles are often known generically as nurses buckles as they were popular with registered nurses from Victorian times through to the present day - they were the only piece of uniform they could wear that wasn't regulated so henceforth there are a wide array of designs to be found - they remain popular as graduation gifts with newly qualified nurses to this day.

The item's hallmarks are stamped to the front of the buckle - there are full hallmarks to one half and a part hallmark to the other, which is perfectly normal on pieces like this. The item is hallmarked for Birmingham 1899 and has the silversmiths mark for Arthur & John Zimmerman, who were prolific silversmiths based in Regent Place, Birmingham. The item measurements are: Height : 6.5cm top to bottom - Width 5.9cm across (both halves joined) - the total unpacked weight is 23.3g. The condition of the item is good all round - naturally, given the fact it is 120 year old there are some normal signs of wear and use - viewed under magnification there are tiny scratches and contact marks to the silver, which is all perfectly normal given it was a worn item rather than an ornament - because the design is delicately pierced through in places there are hairs width gaps where a scroll may meet a leaf - this is more likely a result of the production process than damage, and again can only clearly be noticed under strong magnification and certainly does not detract whatsoever - with the addition of a pertersham fabric belt the item can still be worn today if desired. This a really nice example of a late Victorian buckle and would make a great addition to a collection - please study the images provided to satisfy yourself as to the condition of the item - if you have any further questions please ask and I'll be happy to oblige.

The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899" is in sale since Saturday, April 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Buckles". The seller is "century-antiques-uk" and is located in Wigston.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Brand: A & J Zimmerman
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Product: Buckles
  • Sterling silver nurses buckle: Victorian Silver Buckle
  • Style: Victorian
  • Antique Buckle: Antique Silver Buckle
  • Composition: Solid Silver


Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899   Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle Birmingham 1899