About this object

An enamelled brass belt buckle. Oblong in shape, the centre cut away and slightly convex with a thin grip with three teeth. The buckle is decorated with aflower petal design, which are highlight with gilding, the main body covered with a royal blue enamel (champleve technique) .

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Hindu; Muslim
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Jammu and Kashmir
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Enamel; Brass; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    61 mm x 40 mm x 5 mm; 2 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in x 3/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: There is no provenance attached to this object, but Younghusband possibly acquired it when Resident in Kashmir.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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