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OFFICER’S BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE – SAXONY

SKU: 10-393

$450.00

When I first found this brocade belt and buckle in Germany I was struck by the amazingly small size of the belt. It measures some 21″-22″ and initially my first thought was that it was a Kinder (children’s) piece. But aside from its small size it was of the correct width of an Army Officer and it also had a correct and full size Saxon Army Officer’s buckle. Had this been a true Kinder piece, both the belt and buckle would have been smaller to accommodate the overall proportions. I spent some more time with it and brain stormed with the owner. He advanced the theory that the only person who could have been that young (to have worn such a small belt) might have been a member of the Saxon Royal household. Even taking into consideration the fact that people were smaller 80 years ago than they are today, this seems like a plausible explanation. Overall, the belt and buckle is in very fine condition and finding a Saxon Officer brocade belt and buckle is no small task regardless of the size.


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When I first found this brocade belt and buckle in Germany I was struck by the amazingly small size of the belt. It measures some 21″-22″ and initially my first thought was that it was a Kinder (children’s) piece. But aside from its small size it was of the correct width of an Army Officer and it also had a correct and full size Saxon Army Officer’s buckle. Had this been a true Kinder piece, both the belt and buckle would have been smaller to accommodate the overall proportions. I spent some more time with it and brain stormed with the owner. He advanced the theory that the only person who could have been that young (to have worn such a small belt) might have been a member of the Saxon Royal household. Even taking into consideration the fact that people were smaller 80 years ago than they are today, this seems like a plausible explanation. Overall, the belt and buckle is in very fine condition and finding a Saxon Officer brocade belt and buckle is no small task regardless of the size.