Rare & exquisite Arts & Crafts copper and semi precious stones belt by the Barnstaple Guild of Metal Workers, Devon; c1905.
Approx 25" overall length.
According to The Studio, the belts (very similar to ours, especially the second one in the archive image), were designed by the Barnstaple jewellery maker, Frederick James Partridge.
There is however a correction in The Studio of 1905:
“In the June number, page 72, we illustrated some belt-buckles executed by the Barnstaple Guild of Metal-workers.
These buckles were designed by Messrs F. Braddon and J. Dewdney, and not by Mr F.J. Partridge, who is not connected with the Guild.”
My thanks to Dave Marshall for the above information and archive image.