Open-claw buckle with dual prongs in solid brass gilt with a pebbled obverse on the right end, unmarked, the buckle measuring 45 mm x 61 mm. Belt in thick leather with a smooth finished dark brown upper, raw reverse, right end of the belt wrapped around the buckle and finishes on the reverse, the reinforced stitching securing the buckle firmly in place, seven rows of two holes each for length adjustment on the left end, two additional holes added by the owner to the right of the aforementioned seven rows of holes, one slider on the belt with matching upper, the belt measuring 42 mm x 1,060 mm. Buckle with green oxidation on the reverse, the belt with light crazing present on the upper and scattered soling and wear evident on the reverse, the leather remaining relatively supple given its age. Very fine.
Footnote: From the collection of approximately 900 German buckles accumulated by John R. Angolia, who start collecting buckles, belts and brocades from 1944 until around 1990; most of the buckles were obtained from the American and German veterans; most of these buckles present a core of Angolia’s book “Belt Buckles & Brocades of the Third Reich”, published in 2001.