Nostalgic Antique Abalone “Correct Links” Cufflinks - $20 (Tucson)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Correct Links
model name / number: Cufflinks
size / dimensions: 5/8" x 1/2"
Elegant Antique Abalone “Correct Links” 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 art deco faces consist of abalone set in an octagon shaped silver-tone bezel with a repoussse pattern. The nostalgic abalone is slightly concave within the bezel and has fantastic flashes of color. All pieces are stamped with the hallmark “CORRECT LINKS,” a rarer mark, the patent having been granted on 4/21/1908.

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: 7756448797



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