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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1922.570ab (RS6871)

Description

Pair of oval tortoiseshell cuff buttons, each with piqué posé silver and mother of pearl floral decoration, tortoiseshell post and guards on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
silver (metal)
Dimensions
15/16 in (A); 15/16 in (B) x 9/16 in (A); 9/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.570ab
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson
GUSN
100860
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 Hair Earrings Accession number 1922.528 Notes Jewelry and related items from the Estate of Miss Frances Stevenson:
Title Tortoiseshell Earrings Accession number 1922.529
Title Gold Sleeve Links Accession number 1922.535
Title Gold bar pins Accession number 1922.536
Title Hair Bracelet Accession number 1922.569
Title Broken Watch Accession number 1922.598
Title 2 - Pair of Bracelets Accession number 1922.615 1
Title c - Earrings and Brooch Accession number 1922.616 a
Title Earring Accession number 1922.617
Title Earring Accession number 1922.618
Title Bracelet Accession number 1922.621
Title Watch fob Accession number 1922.620
Title Hair Pin Accession number 1922.622
Title Earrings Accession number 1922.625
Title Locket Accession number 1922.640
Title Earrings Accession number 1922.641
Title Cameo Brooch Accession number 1922.642
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1922.654
Title Tortoiseshell Combs Accession number 1922.673
Title Cuff Links Accession number 1922.1034

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