Pair of Cuff Links

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1760-1800

GUSN

GUSN-100885

Description

Pair of square cuff links, each cuff link composed of quartz with beveled edges and red foil back, center features two gold interlocking Cs within a gold frame, all set in gold and connected with S link.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
LINK, CUFF

Additional Identification Number

328

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) x 1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1932.507ab

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

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). Similar crystal jewelry with red foil backs is featured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 29.

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