Two Pairs of Cuff Buttons in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1870-1900

GUSN

GUSN-100942

Description

Two pairs of jet and gold cuff buttons in original green leather case, one pair consists of rectangular jet bars joined with two textured gold straps, gold post with circular guard on reverse, second pair consists of rectangular bars joined with one textured gold strap, gold post with circular guard in reverse. All in green leather case with silk and velvet lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
BUTTON

Inscription

"B. Altman & Co. / New York" (Embossed)

Additional Identification Number

385

Maker

B. Altman & Co. (Retailer)

Location of Origin

New York, NY

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B) x 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.67a-e

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).