Cuff Button

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-100853

Description

Circular tortoiseshell cuff button with gold piqué point stars, two metal posts with oval guards on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
STUD

Additional Identification Number

296

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

1/2 in (D), 11/16 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1922.210

Reference Notes

For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115. 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). Genealogy found on Familysearch.org