Pair of Cuff Buttons in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1877-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100940

Description

Pair of gold rectangular cuff buttons in original wood case. Cuff buttons feature a green and white enamel design with applied gold rope and granulation, gold circular guard on reverse. Wood case with brass hinge and push button lock, silk and velvet lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
brass (alloy)
BUTTON

Inscription

"CROSBY & FOSS. / BOSTON." (Embossed)

Additional Identification Number

383

Maker

Crosby & Foss (Jeweler)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 3/8 in (B) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.65a-c

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). Rainwater, Dorothy, "American Jewelry Manufacturers," (1988): 69