Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1870-1900

GUSN

GUSN-100878

Description

Pair of circular agate cuff buttons set in gold filled mounts, detachable post and guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

321

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7/16 in (A); 1/2 in (B) (D), 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1940.871ab

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. Prunkl, Pete, "19th Century Antique Cufflinks," "Antique Week," September 7, 1998 - Mentions Wests Patent and gives dates.

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