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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 05-27-2009 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Swedish buckle from 1834 made by Johan Ludvig Klint in Norrt�lje - sweden.




Then it becomes interesting initials SMD where D refers to a woman Dotter daughter in Swedish.




But in that period/place a woman using a belt ? that is questionable. And even more as it is silver.
Used for a belt - my idea. but shoes or hat ornament - any ideas?

Anyhow used/made 175 years ago - we fell the history. It is not the value or the show-off effect that we require, just simple and plain history.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 05-27-2009 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know about Swedish fashions, but I have seen many paintings of women in the 1830s wearing dresses with wide shoulders, wide skirt,s and narrow waists cinched with wide, buckled belts. Here are examples from Wikipedia:

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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 05-27-2009 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed - but they are nobility. My piece is contryside - farmers wife.
I guess that was what my swedish frinds ment by not likely.
but you are right - that was also my idea when I bought.

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bascall

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iconnumber posted 05-27-2009 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The plainess of the buckle makes me think it could be a buckle for some sort of shoulder belt? Neat item!

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Hose_dk

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iconnumber posted 05-27-2009 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hose_dk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes that is a good idea. Better than hat or shoes. Much better. Also the fact that it is sharp and the mechanism is able to stick.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 05-29-2009 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There used to be some sort of strap that nursing mothers wore to support their breasts. I've seen references to it but do not understand the exact mechanics. This might have been used for that purpose.

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