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Pair of Cuff Buttons

2007.15.58ab (RS9395)

Description

Pair of circular tortoiseshell cuff buttons each with a gold piqué posé initial N, tortoiseshell posts with circular guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"N" (Piqué posé)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
5/16 (A); 5/16 in (B) (D), 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.58ab
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100926
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115. 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).

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