Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-100937

Description

Pair of rectangular agate cuff buttons set in gold mounts with pierced border, gold post and guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

380

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.2203ab

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). For more information on Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253.