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Brown leather box with brass clasp, contains four circular mother of pearl shirt studs with metal bar fastener, four circular white plastic buttons with textured surfaces and metal loop on reverse for attachment, one round metal button stud with post and circular guard on reverse, and various metal removable fasteners for studs.
BUTTONS AND STUDS
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
1 1/4 in x 4 in x 2 11/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
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 Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).