Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-100879

Description

Pair of rectangular agate cuff buttons set in gold mounts with pierced border, gold post and guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

Button A: "6"
Button B: "5" (Scratch mark)

Additional Identification Number

322

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/16 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) x 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B) x 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1995.78.5ab

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.

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