128. SWORD BELT French, XVIII Century
This was worn slung over the right shoulder. Of red morocco, the outer face of which is covered with red velvet richly embroidered in silver thread showing foliation and trophies arranged in medallions. Following the borders are series of close-set silver disks strung on wire. At mouth of sword loop is a silver buckle; buttonhole near mouth of loop for holding sword in position.
Provenance: John Wanamaker, New York City
07.300 Rogers Fund, 1907
129. SWORD BELT French, Late XVIII Century
In splendid preservation. Of cream-colored silk, bordered with gold thread, and richly embroidered with gold in a series of car- touches enclosing conventionalized flower and brilliants. V-shaped sword loop suspended from side; a buttonhole is present for securing the scabbard. Buckle lacking.
Lent by Bashford Dean
130. SWORD BELT Portuguese, XVIII Century
Of lavender silk, bordered with green silk; richly embroidered with flowers in cream- colored silk and foliation in green silk; a buttonhole is present in the sword pocket. Double buckle of silver ornamented with stamped dots.
L.2743.14 Lent by Bashford Dean