Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-100860

Description

Pair of oval tortoiseshell cuff buttons, each with piqué posé silver and mother of pearl floral decoration, tortoiseshell post and guards on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
silver (metal)
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

303

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15/16 in (A); 15/16 in (B) x 9/16 in (A); 9/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson

Accession Number

1922.570ab

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).

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