c1860 French 18 Carat Gold Ladies Belt Buckle


A very finely made mid 19th century French hallmarked 18 carat ladies' belt buckle for a satin or velvet belt.

The belt buckle looks Georgian in style, with very clean cut lines and decoration, but has the French gold standard that came into effect in 1838. The maker's mark is a lozenge containing G and J between an indistinct emblem. We are unsure of who this can be. The gold is decorated in a hand wrought zig-zag design. The inner loop of the buckle is in silver and also hallmarked. It is numbered 792.

Size: 42 x 21mm (1 5/8 x 13/16 inches)
Weight: 11g