Lavish Antique Mother of Pearl “Snap Link” Cufflinks - $20 (Tucson)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Snap Link
model name / number: Cufflinks
size / dimensions: 5/8" x 1/2"
Elegant Antique Mother of Pearl “Snap Link” Cufflinks

CUFFLINKS: Long before post-Victorian social norms made it taboo for the 'ideal' man to enjoy lavish amounts of jewelry, cufflinks were just one of the ways that men decorated their outfits. The earliest documented cufflinks come from the 17th century and were largely limited to the highest social strata.

These small, bejeweled accoutrements fell out of favor for a few centuries until a resurgence in the 19th century with the creation of the French cuff - a product of a Victorian age that was fond of starch. The stiff, rectangular cuff marked gentlemen around Europe, America and the Commonwealth and needed to be pinned closed with a cufflink.

Snap-on cuff links were wildly popular during the 1910s to 1930s. Many a man lost their favorite pair when the snap become undone while romping around the city

FEATURES: This is an elegant pair of double-sided cufflinks from the 1920s that snap together. The identical faces consist of mother-of-pearl beautifully carved into 12 facets that meet at a sunken center point surrounded by a hexagonal silver tone bezel with art deco detailing. All pieces are stamped with the hallmark “SNAP LINK.”

DIMENSIONS: Each cufflink is approximately 5/8” x 1/2"

CONDITION: This pair of cufflinks is in excellent condition.

CONTACT: Melanie Rineer in Sunrise Presidio Village

post id: 7756443357



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