Pair of Stuart crystal cuff links

English or American
mid 18th century


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

Silver, quartz, gold, and textile

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Cuff links

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 been painted bright pink.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy M. Sacker