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Pair of Cuff Links

1932.507ab (RS7329)

Description

Pair of square cuff links, each cuff link composed of quartz with beveled edges and red foil back, center features two gold interlocking Cs within a gold frame, all set in gold and connected with S link.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1800
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
fasteners
LINK, CUFF
Dimensions
1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) x 1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.507ab
GUSN
100885
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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). Similar crystal jewelry with red foil backs is featured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 29.
Related Items
Notes Pair of square crystal and red foil cuff links in MFA, Boston collection - 53.211 ab

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