Dominated by a large opal in its sinuous curvilinear gold mounting, this belt buckle was designed by Colonna, one of the originators of the art nouveau style, for dealer Siegfried “Samuel” Bing’s display at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair.
It is credited
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime Hermanos.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 8 x 6 x 2 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 13/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped with mark for Samuel Bing's Art Nouveau in Paris (S N A B in a diamond-shaped lozenge.) (Note- stamp not located in 2008 or 2012)
Cite this object as
Buckle (France); gold, opals, pearls, garnets; H x W x D: 8 x 6 x 2 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 13/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime Hermanos; 1967-88-3