Cuff Link

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1760-1800

GUSN

GUSN-100889

Description

One of a pair of square cuff links composed of pastes with beveled edges set over a red foil back. The center features a gold wire pseudo-cipher, all set in silver and connected with an S link.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cuff links
fasteners
gold (metal)
silver (metal)
glass (material)
foil (metal)
Link, Cuff

Additional Identification Number

332

Related Items

Title Hair ring Accession Number 1927.396
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1927.397
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1927.398
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1927.399
Title Cuff link Accession Number 1927.830
Title Accession Number

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

3/8 x 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.830

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.