Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100926

Description

Pair of circular tortoiseshell cuff buttons each with a gold piqué posé initial N, tortoiseshell posts with circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"N" (Piqué posé)

Additional Identification Number

369

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

5/16 (A); 5/16 in (B) (D), 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.58ab

Reference Notes

For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115. 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).