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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1971.2203ab (RS8436)

Description

Pair of rectangular agate cuff buttons set in gold mounts with pierced border, gold post and guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.2203ab
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
100937
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 Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253.
Related Items
Title Orange stone fob Accession number 1971.900 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Ralph May:
Title 4 - Set of charms Accession number 1971.1368.1
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.1
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.2
Title Beaded choker Accession number 1971.1369.3
Title Agate ring Accession number 1971.2197
Title Gold ring Accession number 1971.2198
Title Gold ring Accession number 1971.2199
Title Gold hair ring Accession number 1971.2200
Title Gold chain necklace Accession number 1971.2201
Title Birth of Venus cameo Accession number 1971.2202 ab
Title Cuff buttons Accession number 1971.2203 ab

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