Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-100848

Description

Pair of oval Roman micromosaic cuff buttons, each feature an architectural scene set in black glass, brass setting with double posts and oval guards on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
glass (material)
brass (alloy)
BUTTON

Inscription

Unidentifiable hallmark on reverse. (Hallmark)

Additional Identification Number

291

Related Items

Title Hair chain Accession Number 1952.133
Title Belt buckle Accession Number 1952.148
Title Hat pins Accession Number 1952.149
Title Cross pendant Accession Number 1952.150
Title Mourning earring Accession Number 1952.151
Title Mosaic cuff links Accession Number 1952.152 ab
Title Studs Accession Number 1952.153 ab

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

7/8 in (A); 7/8 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) x 5/16 in (A); 5/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1952.152ab

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).