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Collar buttons

Object Number: 
1977.35b.2
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Gold, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. ( 8.9 x 1.3 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Two gold collar buttons with studs on reverse, buttons connected by chain shank, one end secured to the button by a bail, the other by a gold fitting larger than the chain hole; the buttons are designed with enamel inlay of diamond grid strip set at a diagonal across the buttons against an S-shape ground surrounded with scrolls, and a row of diagonal incisions around the outer edge.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group