Gottschalk 4456 - Dolls' Houses Past & Present

A collaborative information site with a quarterly ezine about dolls' houses: antique vintage and modern, plus furniture and accessories. Members' contributions are welcome and encouraged!

Belt for a Lady's Dress, c. 1375-1400 Italy, Siena?, 14th century basse-taille enamel and gilding on silver, silver thread, gilt-silver buckle, cast and chased, Overall - h:236.50 w:2.90 d:0.60 cm (h:93 1/16 w:1 1/8 d:3/16 inches). Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1930.742 Location:  Gallery 110  More images at home site.

Tiny clasp figurine on woman's decorative belt of gilded and enameled silver plaques. Just under 8 ft long, the loose end was left to hang down along the hem of the dress.from Cleveland Museum of Art