Belt buckle, cricket design c1860s

Object Type
Clothing or accessories/Clothing/Accessory/Belt/Belt Buckle
Date Used
Mid 19th Century
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Belt buckle made from cast metal, perhaps tin. The buckle is quadrilateral with rounded corners. It has become warped, but was perhaps originally an irregular, bow shape. On the reverse, one loop of the fitting remains. A border of circles runs around the edge, framing the central scene, a cricket match with pavilion and trees in the background. Six cricketers are shown: a wicket keeper, batsman, bowler, non-striker and two fielders. The bowler is releasing an underarm delivery, suggesting a mid-nineteenth century date for the buckle. Below the cricket scene is a predella that contains two cricket bats, a ball and some stumps.
0 - Whole: H: 54 W: 67 D: 6mm (H: 2 1/8 W: 2 5/8 D: 1/4")
Date Used
Mid 19th Century
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Jemma, Ned & Joanne Watts.


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