Pair of cufflinks

American
1960s–1970s
Macefield (American, active 1950s to 1985)


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 2.9 x 2.6 x 3.4 cm (1 1/8 x 1 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.55.1-2

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, 14k gold, tiger eye (?)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Cuff links

Quasi-heart-shaped cufflinks. Sterling silver face has 14k gold amorphous designs around the border. In the center is an inlaid tigers eye which extends outward from the face of the cufflink.

Marks: impressed “MACEFIELD,” “STERLING” and “14k” on reverse

Whaleback closure.

Provenance

Between 1950 and 1979, sold by Macefield Silversmiths to Leo L. Beranek, Westwood MA; 2012, gift of Leo Beranek to the MFA (Accession Date: Feburary 29, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Leo L. Beranek