Gourdel, Valès and Co Art Nouveau c.1900 EPNS and Turquoise Glass Antique Buckle

Featuring an evocative Art Nouveau design, this lovely buckle by Gourdel, Valès and Co dates from the early 1900s. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - The scrolling design around the edge of the petal motif has encountered a small break during this buckle's lifetime. This has been well-repaired however, so that it is not visible when worn. 


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The Details...

This buckle is constructed from E.P.N.S. It features two adjoining poppy motifs. In the centre of each is a portrait of a Gibson Girl-esque woman surrounded by trailing flowers and detailed with a small, round turquoise glass cabochon. The buckle is signed - the reverse is stamped 'GV&Co'. The buckle measures 7cm x 4cm. 

A Short History...

The Gourdel, Valès and Co company was founded in Paris in 1827 and specialised in creating silver and imitation jewellery. They exhibited their pieces at the 1851 Great Exhibition and established a London branch in 1857. The company closed its doors in 1939. 

Wear it With...

This buckle is a great collectors piece. Display it on a dressing table with other jewels and accessories of note or, perhaps, wear it as a choker on a length of velvet ribbon. 

  • Colour Silver, Turquoise
  • Era 1900s
  • Occasion Bridal, Cocktail and Evening, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Edwardian Elegance