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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1943.452ab (RS7943)

Description

Pair of square tortoiseshell cuff buttons, each with gold piqué posé stripe and leaf and berry design, beveled edges, post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
13/16 in (A); 13/16 in (B) x 13/16 in (A); 13/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1943.452ab
GUSN
100859
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).
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