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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1995.78.5ab (RS8760)

Description

Pair of rectangular agate cuff buttons set in gold mounts with pierced border, gold post and guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Inscriptions
Button A: "6"
Button B: "5" (Scratch mark)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
1 1/16 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) x 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B) x 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.78.5ab
GUSN
100879
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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