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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1932.852ab (RS7363)

Description

Pair of circular tortoiseshell cuff buttons, each with mother of pearl and silver piqué posé and painted gold foliate design, "ROMA" is painted in gold along top, tortoiseshell post and guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"ROMA" (Piqué posé)
Location of origin
Rome, Italy
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
silver (metal)
Dimensions
3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (D), 1 1/8 in (A); 1 1/8 in (B) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.852ab
GUSN
100861
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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