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Royal Masonic Hospital,Silver Nurses Belt BuckleA scarce and desirable two piece nurses belt buckle , attached to a petersham belt, from the Royal Masonic Hospital.The main body of the buckle consist of a heavy convex scrolled design into which are set two panels in a voided centre.The first bears the square and compass, the second the five pointed star, both masonic emblems.This is the belt which was awarded to nurses qualifying from the Nurse Training School.The second piece is the buckle clasp.The body is hallmarked for Toye,Kenning & Spencer,Birmingham 1978.Condition of the buckle is very good with only minor surface wear.The belt is rather stained in places but I have left it in situ .
This is the matching buckle to the nurses badge also being listed on this site which was for training from 1975 to 1979.Price reflects rarity and my purchase cost for this rare item.PLEASE NOTE The last picture includes the badge but this is not part of this listing, it features separately.
Height 70mm Width 89mm
The Hospital closed in 1992.
Two piece Silver "Goddess head" Nurses buckle,A nice solid two piece silver nurses buckle in a classical form.Each half has a central motif in the form of the head of a Greek/Roman Goddess surrounded by swirls and leaves.In good condition the clasp has recently been professionally repaired, belt loops are intact .Dimensions110mm by 63mm.Silver hallmarks to the front for DAB London 1991
Code: 52709Price: 95.00 GBP
Royal Army Medical Corps, Nurses/Sweetheart belt buckleAn unusual two piece buckle in pressed brass metal onto which the regimental badge of the Royal Army Medical Corps has been added in white metal.I believe this to be a souvenir/sweetheart piece from around the time of the First World War.I have been told that such pieces were often gifted by soldiers to the nurses caring for them and might carry the regimental badges of that soldier.Whilst I have seen similar items ,they do not come up too often.Condition is good with some minor dents in the soft metal .Belt loops and clasp are intact width 119mm height 56mm
Code: 52688Price: 50.00 GBP
Silver Two Piece Nurses Belt Buckle,Hallmarked MKM London 1999A silver two piece Nurses buckle.Each half has a central motif of a flower and leaves on a background of scrolls.Condition is good with belt loops and clasp in good order. Width 90mm Height 56mm Refer to photographs for more detail
Code: 52687Price: 90.00 GBP
Silver Two Piece Nurses Belt Buckle,Dragons & PuttiAn interesting two piece silver belt buckle the form of a dragon being attacked by a cherub/putti with a spear! The dragons eyes are set with a small red stones, making them even more fearsome.Good overall condition with belt loops and clasp intact.I believe this to be continental silver as the only visible mark is in the form or a rampant leopard? It may be of Italian origin, possibly the work of Frattelli Coppini but I cannot be sure.Size is width 99mm Height 58mm
Westminster Hospital,Nurses silver plated buckle.A Silver plated belt buckle presented to those nurses qualifying from the Westminster Hospital in London.It features a central motif of the Portcullis design of the nearby Palace of Westminster.This is edged by a rim of oak leaves.This is in a good condition but has some small scratches . Belt loop is present. Unmarked to rear.Height 67mm Width 77mm
University College Hospital ,Nurses Silver Belt BuckleA nice example of the UCH hallmarked silver belt buckle.It features the arms of the hospital with a viking type vessel bearing a coiled snake upon the sails.It also features a pair of Maple leaves and the motto Ratione Dirige Cursum, literally Govern your Course by Reason.Silver Finish with minor signs of wear and some scratches.It bears a hallmark to the rear for JRG&S(J R Gaunt & Sons) Birmingham 1961.The Buckle is mounted onto a blue petersham belt which shows some signs of wear.A matching clasp is also present.
A nice example of the rare silver version of this buckle.Height 66mm Width 62mm
Code: 52678Price: 150.00 GBP
The Middlesex Hospital,Plated Nurses Buckle and beltA scarce silver plated nurses buckle for the Middlesex Hospital London.Mounted on its original Petersham belt,the buckle bears the badge of the hospital with three rod of asclepius above three Seaxes.It features the arms and motto of the Hospital "MIseris Succurrere Disco" meaning "I Learn(or Endeavour) to succour the unfortunate". Some wear to the plated finish but otherwise good, clasp is present.
Two Piece "Anemone" Silver Nurses Belt Buckle,WC London 1895An impressive two piece silver Belt buckle.It consists of a central Anemone like flower amidst a circle of vines and leaves.It bears hallmarks for London 1895 and makers marks for WC( William Comyns & Sons) Good overall condition with belt loops intact.Size width 130mm Height 65mm
Code: 52673Price: 100.00 GBP
Silver (Aladdin's) Lamp of LearningA lovely solid silver Aladdin style lamp,also known as the Lamp of Learning. A smaller version of the type of Lamp used in the annual Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey.In America many schools hold a Lamp Of Learning ceremony and small china versions are given as graduation gifts.
The lamp itself is 112mm long and 75mm high and weighs 60gms. It has a removable finial and a wick and could have oil added to take a flame if required. The item carries Hallmarks at the base for G&S Co Ltd( Gold & Silversmiths Co ltd) London 1928. Excellent condition ,these make lovely graduation gifts.
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