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Pair of Studs

1921.26ab (RS6803)

Description

Pair of circular Florentine mosaic studs, each feature a blue flower with two leaves inset in black glass background, metal detachable post and guard.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1872-1875
Inscriptions
"WESTS / PATENT" (Stamped)
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
fasteners
glass (material)
STUD
Dimensions
1/4 in (A); 1/4 in (B) (D), 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1921.26ab
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Wheelwright
GUSN
100847
Reference Notes
For more information on mosaic jewelry see: Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 239-245; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 126-128; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 74-75. 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). Prunkl, Pete, "19th Century Antique Cufflinks," "Antique Week," September 7, 1998 - Mentions Wests Patent and gives dates.
Related Items
Title c - Brooch and earrings Accession number 1919.229 a Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Mary Wheelwright:
Title Three blouse studs Accession number 1921.22
Title Mourning earrings Accession number 1921.23
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1921.24
Title Studs Accession number 1921.25
Title Studs Accession number 1921.26
Title Cross pendant Accession number 1921.27
Title Scent locket Accession number 1921.28
Title Shoe buckles Accession number 1922.1035
Title Indian necklace Accession number 1922.1036
Title Brooch Accession number 1924.27
Title Gilt metal hair comb Accession number 1931.88.1
Title Faux pearl tiara Accession number 1931.88.2

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