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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1938.1091ab (RS7697)

Description

Pair of cast brass cuff buttons of sphinx heads, brass post and guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1940
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
1 in (A); 1 in (B) x 1 in (A); 1 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1938.1091ab
Credit Line
Gift of Mis Roxana H. Vivian
GUSN
100892
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 the Egyptian Revival in America see Fales, Martha Gandy, "American Jewelry, 1600-1900," (1995): 353-356.
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