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Pair of sterling silver circular cuff buttons with spider on spider web design, silver post and horseshoe shaped guard on reverse.
"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)
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
George W. Shiebler & Company (Jeweler)
New York, NY
5/8 in (1); 5/8 in (2) (D), 7/8 in (1); 7/8 in (2) (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
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).
New York state (United States)
New York City (New York state)