Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1880

GUSN

GUSN-100849

Description

Pair of circular Roman micromosaic cuff buttons, each feature a white dove perched on a branch against a black background and red and white border inset in blue glass, gold frame, metal post with flexible circular guards

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
glass (material)
BUTTON

Inscription

"PAT APLD FOR / ACME" (Stamped)

Additional Identification Number

292

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) (D), 1 in (A); 1 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins

Accession Number

1946.681ab

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.

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