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Pair of Cuff Buttons in Original Case

2007.15.65a-c (RS9404)

Description

Pair of gold rectangular cuff buttons in original wood case. Cuff buttons feature a green and white enamel design with applied gold rope and granulation, gold circular guard on reverse. Wood case with brass hinge and push button lock, silk and velvet lining.

Details

Maker
Crosby & Foss (Jeweler)
Date
1877-1880
Inscriptions
"CROSBY & FOSS. / BOSTON." (Embossed)
Location of origin
Boston, MA
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.65a-c
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100940
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). Rainwater, Dorothy, "American Jewelry Manufacturers," (1988): 69

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