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Pair of Cuff Buttons

2007.15.185ab (RS9308)

Description

Pair of gold circular cuff buttons with a shell and rococo scrollwork design, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca.1882
Inscriptions
Post side front: "PAT / APR"
Post side reverse: "18 / 1882" (Stamped)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
fasteners
STUD
Dimensions
7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (D), 9/16 in (A); 9/16 in (B) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.185ab
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100932
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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