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Set of Cuff Buttons and Buttons

2007.15.59a-e (RS9396)

Description

Set consisting of a pair of cuff buttons and three buttons, each consist of a circular metal disc with an engraved initial "N" in center, cuff buttons have two posts and diamond shaped guards, buttons have metal loop on reverse for attachment.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"N" (Engraved)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
1/4 in (A-B); 3/16 in (C-D) (D), 5/8 in (A-B); 3/8 in (C-D) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.59a-e
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100927
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).

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