This is an unusual vintage Damascene belt buckle depicting a Griffin. The black background is iron with applied layers of 22k Gold and fine Silver to create the design. The buckle is gold plated.
Belt buckle measures 1 1/2" by 1 3/8" and fits belts up to 15/16" wide. In good condition with no damage, only wear to the plating on the back. Unmarked, estimated to date from the 1950's.