Set of Cuff Buttons and Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100927

Description

Set consisting of a pair of cuff buttons and three buttons, each consist of a circular metal disc with an engraved initial "N" in center, cuff buttons have two posts and diamond shaped guards, buttons have metal loop on reverse for attachment.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"N" (Engraved)

Additional Identification Number

370

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/4 in (A-B); 3/16 in (C-D) (D), 5/8 in (A-B); 3/8 in (C-D) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.59a-e

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).