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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1931.1622ab (RS7245)

Description

Pair of oval metal cameo cuff buttons, each feature profile of Bacchante, set in gold frame, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B) x 9/16 in (A); 9/16 in (B) x 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1622ab
GUSN
100896
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).
Related Items
Title Gold pendant Accession number 1931.1621 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Alice B. Chace:
Title Cuff buttons Accession number 1931.1622
Title Hair ring Accession number 1931.1623
Title Gold ring Accession number 1931.1624
Title Necklace Accession number 1931.1638

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