Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100896

Description

Pair of oval metal cameo cuff buttons, each feature profile of Bacchante, set in gold frame, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

339

Related Items

Title Gold pendant Accession Number 1931.1621
Title Cuff buttons Accession Number 1931.1622
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1931.1623
Title Gold ring Accession Number 1931.1624
Title Necklace Accession Number 1931.1638

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B) x 9/16 in (A); 9/16 in (B) x 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1931.1622ab

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).