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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1933.1367ab (RS7400)

Description

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

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"L" (Piqué posé)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
1 1/16 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) x 11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1367ab
GUSN
100858
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). Genealogy found on www.familysearch.org
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Title Metal bouquet holder Accession number 1916.69 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Caroline A. Leighton:
Title Coral Necklace Accession number 1920.729
Title Breast Pin Accession number 1922.224
Title Hair Ornaments Accession number 1933.1192
Title gold ring in box Accession number 1933.1204 ab
Title Silver bouquet holder Accession number 1933.1360
Title Gutta-percha Bracelet Accession number 1933.1361
Title Tortoiseshell Cuff Links Accession number 1933.1367 ab
Title Celluloid Comb Accession number 1933.1663
Accession number Lent by Miss Caroline A. Leighton:
Title Dyed ivory hair comb Accession number 88.1923

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