Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100858

Description

Pair of rectangular tortoiseshell cuff buttons each with a gold piqué posé letter L and Greek key border on beveled edges, metal posts with circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"L" (Piqué posé)

Additional Identification Number

301

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

1 1/16 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) x 11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.1367ab

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 www.familysearch.org