Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-100872

Description

Pair of circular moss agate cuff buttons set in gold reed edge, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"XVI" on both (Scratch Mark)

Additional Identification Number

315

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/4 in (M5); 1/4 in (M6) (D), 3/4 in (M5); 3/4 in (M6) (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1956.M5-6

Reference Notes

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). For more information on Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253.