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Georgian Silver & Paste “Stuart Crystal” Cufflinks

Georgian Silver & Paste “Stuart Crystal” Cufflinks

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Cufflinks and Accessories: Silver: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1079620
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An extremely rare pair of 18th century silver double-faced cufflinks set with old European cut colorless paste gemstones. The crystals are held in place in traditional cut-down settings typical of the period and the faces are joined with the quatrefoil connector almost always seen on this type of cufflink. The backs of the crystals are foiled in silver to provider a brighter appearance. Cufflinks such as these are usually broken up into two pairs of earrings, so it is quite uncommon to find a pair in original condition.

Origin: England, ca. 1780. Condition: excellent, original patina. Size: 17/32” diameter.