Black Dot Paste Sterling Silver & 9k Gold Buckle Antique Georgian c1820.

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Fantastic antique Georgian buckle in sterling silver with 9ct yellow gold & iron dating from the 1820's the late Georgian Regency period set with black dot paste.
Georgian paste often has a black dot painted on the bottom of the culet, the pointy part at the bottom of the stone, so you will see the term “black dot paste”, this black dot helped give the illusion of depth in the stone & in this case resemble diamonds.
The silver & gold have been tested as there are no silver marks. There is some wear to the paste stones as expect from it age & use, please see the pictures. Good hinge to all moving parts.
Size 7.3 x 5.2 x 4.0 cm or 2.8 x 2.0 x 0.2 inches.
Weight 71.2 grams or 44.5 penny weight.

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