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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1940.867ab (RS7824)

Description

Pair of rectangular tortoiseshell cuff buttons each with a gold piqué posé letter W and Greek key border on beveled edges, metal posts with circular guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"W" (Piqué posé)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
1 in (A); 1 in (B) x 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B) x 1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.867ab
GUSN
100856
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115. 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 Gold watch Accession number 1940.823 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by George C. Winslow:
Title Silver watch Accession number 1940.824
Title Gold and pearl stickpin Accession number 1940.866
Title Tortoiseshell studs Accession number 1940.867 ab
Title Gold studs Accession number 1940.867 cd
Title Ivory studs Accession number 1940.868 ab
Title Gold ring in box Accession number 1940.869 ab
Title Amethyst ring Accession number 1940.870
Title Agate studs Accession number 1940.871 ab
Title GAR button Accession number 1940.872
Title Gold stud Accession number 1940.875
Title Gold studs Accession number 1940.876 ab
Title Gold and silver studs Accession number 1940.881 ab
Title Gold ring Accession number 1940.882
Title Silver cuff links Accession number 1940.883
Title Photo brooch Accession number 1941.46
Title GAR medal Accession number 1941.47
Title GAR medal Accession number 1941.48
Title Badge Accession number 1941.49
Title Bronze medal Accession number 1941.50
Title Ribbon badge Accession number 1941.52
Title Watch chain Accession number 1941.114
Accession number Carte de visites of George C. Winslow Sr. and Jr. in Winslow oversize file

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