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Set of Buttons

1975.220a-c (RS8478)

Description

Set of three jet buttons set in brass, loop on reverse for attachment.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
BUTTON
Dimensions
7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B); 7/16 in (C) (D), 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B); 7/16 in (C) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1975.220a-c
GUSN
100842
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95. For more information on cuff links and studs see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):178-179; Hinks, Peter, "Victorian Jewelry," (1991).
Related Items
Title Silver button Accession number 1975.216 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Alice Merrell:
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Title Pair of buttons Accession number 1975.219
Title Three glass buttons Accession number 1975.220

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