Pair of Cuff Buttons in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1894-1920

GUSN

GUSN-100941

Description

Pair of rectangular onyx cuff buttons set in gold mounts with pierced border, gold post and guard on reverse. All in leather case with silk and velvet lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"The / Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. / Philadelphia" (Printed)

Additional Identification Number

384

Maker

Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia, PA

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

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.66a-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): 32.