🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Mystery item!

bcbirdman

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Found this at a site in west central Indiana, USA that turns up items that date to early 1800s-early 1900s. Any ideas? I included a front and back image and also an image of a tiny hinge on the back and a tiny loop (makes me think something would’ve clipped into this loop when it closed using the hinge). Iron corrosion has filled in the loop so that’s why you can’t see through.
 

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Looks like it may be a sash buckle. Looking through some google images there are many that look similar.
 

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Looks like it may be a sash buckle. Looking through some google images there are many that look similar.
So cool! Thank you! I agree after looking at other images online
 

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Found this at a site in west central Indiana, USA that turns up items that date to early 1800s-early 1900s. Any ideas? I included a front and back image and also an image of a tiny hinge on the back and a tiny loop (makes me think something would’ve clipped into this loop when it closed using the hinge). Iron corrosion has filled in the loop so that’s why you can’t see through.
I disagree with the sash buckle ID. There was a hinge there and a pin. Probably a brooch.
 

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Hello! Fashion historian here! Lovely find-- I would ID it as a Sash pin/ Sash buckle pin. It is definitely in Art Nouveau style so 1890s is definitely your key window. You can see very similar items if you look up "sash buckle brooch 1890s" ! I hope this helps :)
 

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It is bound to be one of these: :laughing7:
  • Sash pin
  • Sash Buckle
  • Sash Buckle Pin
  • Hair Clip
  • Hat Brooch
  • Curtain Back
  • Picture Brooch
  • Sash buckle Brooch
 

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Hello! Fashion historian here! Lovely find-- I would ID it as a Sash pin/ Sash buckle pin. It is definitely in Art Nouveau style so 1890s is definitely your key window. You can see very similar items if you look up "sash buckle brooch 1890s" ! I hope this helps :)
Agree. Definitely a Victorian era sash pin. Turn of the 20th C give or take a decade.

victorian sash pin.JPG
 

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It is bound to be one of these: :laughing7:
  • Sash pin
  • Sash Buckle
  • Sash Buckle Pin
  • Hair Clip
  • Hat Brooch
  • Curtain Back
  • Picture Brooch
  • Sash buckle Brooch
This is the problem with terminology. Several of these terms could mean the same thing. In my relic ID book which is in progress with American digger magazine, I’m putting all the terms in italics so folks can search them to find what they need.
 

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Hello! Fashion historian here! Lovely find-- I would ID it as a Sash pin/ Sash buckle pin. It is definitely in Art Nouveau style so 1890s is definitely your key window. You can see very similar items if you look up "sash buckle brooch 1890s" ! I hope this helps :)
Awesome! This is a huge help. Thanks!
 

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