Assemblage of Buttons and Studs in Leather Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1870-1920

GUSN

GUSN-100921

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTONS AND STUDS

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

364

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/4 in x 4 in x 2 11/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3333

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 Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).