Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-100935

Description

Pair of circular jet cuff buttons set in gold, gold post and guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Additional Identification Number

378

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (D), 13/16 in (A); 13/16 in (B) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.61ab

Reference Notes

For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95. 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).