Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100859

Description

Pair of square tortoiseshell cuff buttons, each with gold piqué posé stripe and leaf and berry design, beveled edges, post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

302

Related Items

Title Liberty Bell earrings Accession Number 1943.451 ab
Title Tortoiseshell cuff buttons Accession Number 1943.452 ab
Title Gold bell Accession Number 1943.454
Title Watch in silver case Accession Number 1943.455

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

13/16 in (A); 13/16 in (B) x 13/16 in (A); 13/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1943.452ab

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).