Early Art Deco Paste Sash Belt or Hair Embellishment
In it's previous life, this piece was used to add sparkle to an otherwise drab outfit. It would have been sewn on to a dress to give it some extra pizzazz.
It is made of fine brass metal filigree and prong set with dozens of glass paste stones.
The piece has 4 anchor points to the back which can be used to sew onto a ribbon sash or belt for your special day.
The piece can also be strung from ribbon and used as a hairpiece/hairband.
The metal can be bent (gently) to fit your size but care must be taken not to catch any of the stone prongs as this may cause some of the stones to fall out. The belt should also not be submersed into water as this can damage the stones. I would recommend gently polish the metal piece with a polishing cloth. Make sure though when you are polishing that you do not catch any of the prongs as they can bend causing the stones to fall out.
The piece is in excellent condition given it is 100 years old. There is some wear to the foiling on the back of the central square stones. This is not really noticeable unless you are looking for issues and I believe it adds to the vintage patina of the overall piece. There is some dulling/yellowing of some of the stones however this is not noticeable unless you are looking for it and can only be expected with a piece of this age.
Late Edwardian / Early Art Deco ca. 1915-1925
The piece measures 15cm long and 3cm wide.
The central square stones measure 9mm x 9mm.
There are 4 little anchor loops to the back of the piece which measure 3mm in diameter.
Brass, Paste Glass Stones