Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca.1882

GUSN

GUSN-100932

Description

Pair of gold circular cuff buttons with a shell and rococo scrollwork design, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
STUD

Inscription

Post side front: "PAT / APR"\n Post side reverse: "18 / 1882" (Stamped)

Additional Identification Number

375

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (D), 9/16 in (A); 9/16 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.185ab

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).