Set of Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100842

Description

Set of three jet buttons set in brass, loop on reverse for attachment.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

285

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1975.220a-c

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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