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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1956.M5-6 (RS8100)

Description

Pair of circular moss agate cuff buttons set in gold reed edge, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Inscriptions
"XVI" on both (Scratch Mark)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
1/4 in (M5); 1/4 in (M6) (D), 3/4 in (M5); 3/4 in (M6) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1956.M5-6
GUSN
100872
Reference Notes
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). For more information on Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253.

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