Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1900-1940

GUSN

GUSN-100892

Description

Pair of cast brass cuff buttons of sphinx heads, brass post and guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
brass (alloy)
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

335

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 in (A); 1 in (B) x 1 in (A); 1 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mis Roxana H. Vivian

Accession Number

1938.1091ab

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 the Egyptian Revival in America see Fales, Martha Gandy, "American Jewelry, 1600-1900," (1995): 353-356.

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