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

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).