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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1925.365ab (RS6950)

Description

Pair of "lava" cameo cuff buttons, each features a profile of a female in classical costume, set in gold with applied rope edge, post and swivel guards are later replacements.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Inscriptions
"PAT'D AUG 24 1880 / ACME" (Stamped)
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
7/8 in (A); 7/8 in (B) x 11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.365ab
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant
GUSN
100895
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 information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).
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Title Pair of watch guards Accession number 1925.344 ab Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Lucy Sturtevant:
Title Pair of bracelets Accession number 1925.359 ab
Title Necklace Accession number 1925.360
Title Hair pins Accession number 1925.361 ab
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.362
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.363
Title Cameo brooch Accession number 1925.364
Title Cuff links Accession number 1925.365
Title c - Brooch, pin and cuff links Accession number 1925.366 a
Title c - Buckle and hook-eye on cardboard Accession number 1925.367 a
Title Shoe buckle Accession number 1925.368 a
Title Stock buckle Accession number 1925.368 b
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.369
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.370
Title Buckle Accession number 1925.375

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