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WILLIAM B. KERR & Co (Founded 1855)
Art Nouveau Mermaid & Lobster Buckle
Silver Pearl
H: 7.3 cm (2.87 in)  W: 8.8 cm (3.46 in) 
Marks: Hammer mark with three crosses, 'Sterling' & 'Patent appl'd for'
Numbered: '1238'
American, c.1900
Fitted Case
Mermaid catching a lobster by the tail echoing the famous Friends catchphrase
Literature: cf. Art Nouveau Jewelry, Vivienne Becker, 1985, pl.297, 299, p.222

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