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Two Pairs of Cuff Buttons in Original Case

2007.15.67a-e (RS9406)

Description

Two pairs of jet and gold cuff buttons in original green leather case, one pair consists of rectangular jet bars joined with two textured gold straps, gold post with circular guard on reverse, second pair consists of rectangular bars joined with one textured gold strap, gold post with circular guard in reverse. All in green leather case with silk and velvet lining.

Details

Maker
B. Altman & Co. (Retailer)
Date
1870-1900
Inscriptions
"B. Altman & Co. / New York" (Embossed)
Location of origin
New York, NY
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) x 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.67a-e
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100942
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95. 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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