Dating from the Edwardian Art Nouveau time period, a lady's dress belt. This interesting belt is made of thread covered in silver metallic, woven into a cloth-like fabric. The woven cloth is then connected to three set of engraved double hearts and metal end clasps.
The hearts are either a silverplate or metal over brass. Each set of hearts are linked together, then riveted on the back to the woven cloth. The clasps are engraved in an Art Nouveau style of urns, scrolls and fleur-de-lis. Each side has a metal loop, looping over the other, to fastening the belt. No markings that I found.
Length of the belt is 25-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide at the widest point. Width of the clasp is 2-3/8" wide. Length of each set of hearts, including the metal loop hooking the the double set together is 3-3/4" long.
Condition: This belt has been well loved so you will find wear on the edges of the cloth etc. Wear also on one of the clasp where the brass is showing through the metal. Still, it is quite nice and a lovely find.