Figure 6: Large Artois style buckles, c1780. Click on image to see larger version and to read more details.

Artois buckles, c1780.
Top: Close-set paste stones on a solid brass back with tooled brass bezels; steel loop chape and tongue. Probably English.
Bottom: Rows of small paste stone alternating with chased gold strips. Set in sterling, with sterling chape and tongue.