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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1969.3041.1-2 (RS8343)

Description

Pair of sterling silver circular cuff buttons with spider on spider web design, silver post and horseshoe shaped guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
George W. Shiebler & Company (Jeweler)
Date
1891-1910
Inscriptions
"STERLING / [Mark of George W. Shiebler & Co. consisting of a set of wings with an S in center] / D L" (Maker's mark and hallmark)
Location of origin
New York, NY
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Places
New York City (New York state)
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
silver (metal)
Dimensions
5/8 in (1); 5/8 in (2) (D), 7/8 in (1); 7/8 in (2) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3041.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100975
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 George W. Shiebler & Company see Rainwater, Dorothy T. and Judy Redfield, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," 4th Edition (1998): 305; Rainwater, Dorothy, "American Jewelry Manufacturers," (1988): 215. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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