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.)
Medium or Technique
Silver, quartz, gold, and textile
Not On View
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.
Gift of Miss Amy M. Sacker