Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1920

GUSN

GUSN-100900

Description

Pair of circular painted red ivory cuff buttons, each are engraved with the initial R, ivory post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"R" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

343

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

5/16 in (A); 5/16 in (B) (D), 1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mis Roxana H. Vivian

Accession Number

1938.1087ab

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).