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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1952.152ab (RS8085)

Description

Pair of oval Roman micromosaic cuff buttons, each feature an architectural scene set in black glass, brass setting with double posts and oval guards on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Inscriptions
Unidentifiable hallmark on reverse. (Hallmark)
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
BUTTON
fasteners
glass (material)
Dimensions
7/8 in (A); 7/8 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) x 5/16 in (A); 5/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1952.152ab
GUSN
100848
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).
Related Items
Title Hair chain Accession number 1952.133 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mr. G. Marshall Lindley:
Title Belt buckle Accession number 1952.148
Title Hat pins Accession number 1952.149
Title Cross pendant Accession number 1952.150
Title Mourning earring Accession number 1952.151
Title Mosaic cuff links Accession number 1952.152 ab
Title Studs Accession number 1952.153 ab

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