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Assemblage of Buttons and Studs in Leather Box

1969.3333 (RS8371)

Description

Brown leather box with brass clasp, contains four circular mother of pearl shirt studs with metal bar fastener, four circular white plastic buttons with textured surfaces and metal loop on reverse for attachment, one round metal button stud with post and circular guard on reverse, and various metal removable fasteners for studs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1920
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTONS AND STUDS
fasteners
Dimensions
1 1/4 in x 4 in x 2 11/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3333
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100921
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 Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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