In making the 1930’s dress, I want to make a belt to go with…..so off to etsy I took myself to look for an appropriate looking belt buckle.
Imagine my surprise when I found this advertised as a Victorian belt buckle.
Ummm……really…what gave it away as a Victorian belt buckle….maybe the “made in” stamp on the back? I knew when I looked at the picture it was not Victorian but would could be Art Deco…if not originally it certainly passes. But Victorian?? Really? I bought it because I liked the way the design echoed the dress fabric.
|I tried to zoom in so you could see it.|
But it does say: "Made In" and a word
that looks like otto. I cant figure out
where it was made.
Perhaps it is a tad naïve of me but I was simply shocked with the number of items clearly not Victorian advertised as Victorian. I wonder how many people have been taken in by such false representations?