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Pair of Stuart crystal cuff links

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This is a pair of square silver and quartz cuff links, each composed to two ornamental buttons connected by a figure eight silver link. Underneath the faceted crystal is a fine gold twisted cord or wire with a trefoil design covering a small square of dark woven textile mounted on foil which has...

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Provenance

These cuff links belonged to Benjamin Swan, who died in 1813.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy M. Sacker

English or American, mid 18th century

Place of Creation

Object Place

England or America

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.2118a-b

Medium or Technique

Quartz crystal, silver, gold, and textile

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cuff Links