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Cuff Link

1927.830 (RS199276)

Description

One of a pair of square cuff links composed of pastes with beveled edges set over a red foil back. The center features a gold wire pseudo-cipher, all set in silver and connected with an S link.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1800
Material
foil (metal)
glass (material)
gold (metal)
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
cuff links
fasteners
foil (metal)
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Link, Cuff
silver (metal)
Dimensions
3/8 x 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.830
GUSN
100889
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
Title Hair ring Accession number 1927.396 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Alice M. Burr:
Title Hair ring Accession number 1927.397
Title Hair ring Accession number 1927.398
Title Hair ring Accession number 1927.399
Title Cuff link Accession number 1927.830
Notes Pair of square crystal and red foil cuff links in MFA, Boston collection - 53.211 ab

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