Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1890

GUSN

GUSN-100837

Description

Pair of circular gold and hair cuff buttons, gold rope pinwheel design with inset of woven brown hair, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"C. H. C." (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

280

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Dimensions

3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (D), 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1963.402ab

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 hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.

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