Beautiful, ornate electroplated nickel silver (EPNS) belt circa 1900s-1910s.
I have seen these often referred to as "nurse's belts," though I have not personally been able to find original sources referring to them as such.
You can easily hang a chatelaine from this belt, which makes it both lovely and utilitarian.
The clasp is in the back. It is marked EPNS on each chain link.
+++ Measurements +++
26" total length (waist)
The front piece measures 2 7/8" in height
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with some patina and surface wear. I have not cleaned or polished this piece, but it would shine up nicely if that is your preference.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.