London, South Kensington
26 November 1996
An Art Nouveau gilt and gem belt buckle by Strydonck, designed as a central standing female figure with gem-set headdress and gown, within an openwork whiplash arch,with emerald single stone twin flowerheads above chased and engraved grotesques, the reverse signed L.Strydonck, with contemporary tooled leather belt.
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