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Pair of Cuff Buttons in Original Case

2007.15.66a-c (RS9405)

Description

Pair of rectangular onyx cuff buttons set in gold mounts with pierced border, gold post and guard on reverse. All in leather case with silk and velvet lining.

Details

Maker
Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. (Retailer)
Date
1894-1920
Inscriptions
"The / Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. / Philadelphia" (Printed)
Location of origin
Philadelphia, PA
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
2007.15.66a-c
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100941
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): 32.

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