Pair of Cuff Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1891-1910

GUSN

GUSN-100975

Description

Pair of sterling silver circular cuff buttons with spider on spider web design, silver post and horseshoe shaped guard on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
silver (metal)
BUTTON

Inscription

"STERLING / [Mark of George W. Shiebler & Co. consisting of a set of wings with an S in center] / D L" (Maker's mark and hallmark)

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

418

Maker

George W. Shiebler & Company (Jeweler)

Location of Origin

New York, NY

Dimensions

5/8 in (1); 5/8 in (2) (D), 7/8 in (1); 7/8 in (2) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3041.1-2

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 George W. Shiebler & Company see Rainwater, Dorothy T. and Judy Redfield, "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers," 4th Edition (1998): 305; Rainwater, Dorothy, "American Jewelry Manufacturers," (1988): 215. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

Places

New York state (United States)
New York City (New York state)