Shirt studs

Object Number: 
Z.2151a-d
Date: 
1876-1929
Medium: 
Coral, gold; leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (case): 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 7 x 3.8 cm ) overall (each stud): 3/8 x 3/8 in. ( 1 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside lid, center: "BLACK, STARR & FROST / 5TH AVE. COR. 39 ST. / NEW YORK"
Description: 
Three matching coral and gold shirt studs in case; each stud is a coral rosette in a gold setting with circular shank on reverse; red leather case with arched lid hinged at the back and with metal clasp fastener center front, inside lid is lined with white satin, box is lined with white velvet with slots to secure each stud.
Gallery Label: 
A note found inside the case indicates that these shirt studs are originally from the Edward Gilbert Schermerhorn family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group