Pair of Studs

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1872-1875

GUSN

GUSN-100847

Description

Pair of circular Florentine mosaic studs, each feature a blue flower with two leaves inset in black glass background, metal detachable post and guard.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
glass (material)
Stud, Clothing
Stud, Clothing

Inscription

"WESTS / PATENT" (Stamped)

Additional Identification Number

290

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing; Clothing Accessories

Dimensions

1/4 (D), 3/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Wheelwright

Accession Number

1921.26ab

Reference Notes

For more information on mosaic jewelry see: Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 239-245; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 126-128; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 74-75. 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). Prunkl, Pete, "19th Century Antique Cufflinks," "Antique Week," September 7, 1998 - Mentions Wests Patent and gives dates.