Pair of Stuart crystal cuff links

English or American
mid 18th century

Object Place: England or America


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


Medium or Technique

Silver, quartz, gold, and textile

Not On View


Americas, Europe, Jewelry


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.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amy M. Sacker