Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100895

Description

Pair of "lava" cameo cuff buttons, each features a profile of a female in classical costume, set in gold with applied rope edge, post and swivel guards are later replacements.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"PAT'D AUG 24 1880 / ACME" (Stamped)

Additional Identification Number

338

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

7/8 in (A); 7/8 in (B) x 11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lucy Haskell Sturtevant

Accession Number

1925.365ab

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 information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).