Anne Boleyn Belt Buckle
This bold and striking belt buckle features a collage of mine of the ever popular and ill-fated Queen of England, Anne Boleyn. I find her one of the more striking female presences in English history with the details of her story still being debated to this day.
This beautiful, collectible and heirloom quality belt buckle features an image from a collage of mine of Anne Boleyn holding The Tudor Rose with pieces of an antique anemone botanical and ornamental papers and bookplates. One of the symbolic meanings of the anemone flower is "forsaken".
This ornate buckle was once an antique mourning brooch which we have transformed into a modern heirloom and statement piece.
- Each belt buckle is packaged in a lovely velvety gift box.
- Dimensions: Belt Buckle is approx. 2 5/8" x 2 1/8". Buckle is made for a 1 3/4" belt or smaller.
- Printed with archival inks and materials the image is protected by a clear, durable and archival resin.
- Buckles are hand cast and available in bronze or white bronze.
- Made in Colorado, USA.
What to say of all this Tudor business? A real live Shakespearean Soap Opera if there ever was one. And there were. As with so many of the subjects I end up building my pieces around, my interest in the Tudor history began with books. Oftentimes I listen to audiobooks while I work on the pieces themselves, finding inspiration to create something completely original or re-imagining centuries old pieces. As with so many great stories of dynasties, the stories about the Tudors are oftentimes most interesting when they are most personal.
All of the individuals in this enormous and oftentimes confounding family tree had and led such interesting lives (some of them dramatically shortened), that I have enjoyed paying a kind of tribute to their stories. For Anne I have her holding The Tudor Rose and collaged with pieces of an antique anemone botanical and ornamental papers and bookplates. I choose the anemone flower for one of its symbolic meanings "forsaken".