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Sterling Silver Sweet Elsie Trophy-Style Belt Buckle, #2016-3, shown on Straight Strap
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The lost-wax-cast Sweet Elsie trophy-style buckle is the last of the 2016 edition. The original was meticulously hand engraved by Neil, then molded and lost-wax-cast for beautiful detail. It was inspired by the Sweet Elsie guns by LC Smith and encompasses an elegant menagerie of design elements, as would often be found on an old Sweet Elsie double gun, distilled down to the size of a buckle.
The negative space is what makes this buckle distinctive. The main scrolls on the "side-plates" creates a nice dynamic thrust which focuses on the fully round rosette. This is balanced by the fan-shape on the right and the negative space between these two elements. An interesting juxtaposition is the small, checkered rectangle on the left. It adds an angular geometry among all the spirals and circles.
Neil hopes that when this buckle is 100 years old with wear-marks and patina, it will look as good as the antique, engraved guns he admires so much. The Sweet Elsie has a 1½" (38mm) opening and looks terrific on any color belt strap.
Sweet Elsie #2016-3, 1½" (38mm)
|Trophy-Style Buckle only||US $ 795.-|
|Trophy-Style Buckle on Straight Strap||US $ 880.-|
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