Here is a pair of late 19th-century two-sided cuff links, by a preeminent American maker, decorated with scrolling and undecorated reserves on the oval buttons. All links and connectors are secure; the bridge bars are marked sterling and bear the mark of Larter and Sons, Newark, NJ. The oblong sides measure ¾ inch long and the oval sides measure ½ inch long by 3/8 inch wide. Weight: 5.2 grams total.
Formed as cut-out discs with engine-turned decoration. Each button measures ½ inch diameter. Bridge bars and all links are secure. The backs are marked 10K, with what appears to be an impressed heart-shaped mark. They date around 1930. Weight: 3.1 grams total
Composed of curved, highly oxidized stering silver panels with applied stylized Viking ship designs. The smaller sides are undecorated oval shapes. The sturdy bridge bars are marked E. Dragsted of Copenhagen, who worked from 1944 to 1958, with marks for sterling and Denmark. The larger sides measure 1 1/8 inches long x 7/8 inch wide. Weight: 24.3 grams total
Elaborately carved mother-of-pearl disks set in 14-kt yellow gold backs and embossed platinum rims, from the 1920s. Small pearls grace the centers of each disk. The gold bridge bars are securely attached to the connector; the back of each disk bears the maker’s mark of Carter, Gough & Co., of Newark, NJ. Each measures ½ inch in diameter.
Octagonal, with engraved decorative borders and floral motifs surrounded by bars of black enamel, these 1920s cuff links are both classic and traditional. The enamel is in excellent condition, despite Despite some minor surface wear, despite some minor surface wear. The cufflinks are well made, and bear the mark of W.G. Clark & Co., of North Attleboro, Mass. Bridge bars and connections are secure and show no signs of stress. Each button measures ½ inch across. Weight: 5.4 grams total
Elegant and classic two-sided design of sterling silver round buttons with black enamel that appears hardly worn. They are from the 1920s, probably American-made, and marked sterling on the back. The bridge links are securely attached with no signs of stress. Each button measures ½ inch in diameter.
These cuff links are composed of sterling silver frames set with colorful pieces of transluscent abalone. They date from the 1930s to the 1950s, with the abalone showing hardly any signs of wear. The two buttons are marked sterling; each measures 5/8 inch long by 3/8 inch wide.
These elongated silver cuff links are set with cobalt blue spinels, enhanced with an applied silver wire. Each bridge bar is marked for .835 silver; the anchor bars are decorated with engine-turned engraving. All connections and both hinges are intact and show no stress; there is a tiny nick on the underside edge of one cuff link. They date from the 1950s and measure about 1 ½ inches long by ½ inch at the widest part.
Engraved with an elongated diamond pattern on rectangular panels, with ovular anchor links, these 1960s cuff links have a modern, angular look. The bridge bars bear the maker’s mark of Bernhard Hertz, Copenhagen (1936- ). All connections are in good working order; the cuff links show hardly any wear. The rectangular pieces measure 7/8 inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 9.2 grams
A classic pair of 18K yellow gold stirrups in the “stirrup” style popularized by Cartier. The surfaces are decorated with engraved parallel lines. This type of decoration, combined with the unusually angular shape, gives this pair of cufflinks a very modernist feel. The cufflinks are fully stamped with French 18K gold hallmarks.
Origin: France, ca. 1970. Condition: excellent. Size: 3/4" deep; 1/4" wide. Weight: 8.3 gr.
A very handsome 14K yellow dress set comprising cufflinks and four shirt studs. The faces are formed as slightly arched rectangular faces with canted corners and ropetwist borders. Each face is centered by an oval blue star sapphire, and the cufflinks also feature a pair of gypsy-set diamonds on each side of the star sapphire. The faces have a matte Russian finish that contrasts handsomely with the highly polished rope borders...
These c. 1910 cuff links exemplify a classic design by a preeminent American maker. Oval, both sides with 14-kt gold backs inset with black mother-of pearl and enhanced with a center seed pearl. The rims are likely platinum. The gold bridge bars are marked for Larter and Sons, Newark, NJ. Each side measures 5/8 inch long by 3/8 inch wide.
A fascinating pair of Irish sterling silver cufflinks, the faces formed from flattened spheres of carved rock crystal set in a silver band. The faces are joined with solid connectors to ball backs. The mountings are indistinctly marked with Irish hallmarks and also have a maker’s mark “RK”.
Origin: Ireland, 1971. Condition: excellent. Size: 15/16” diameter.
These Georg Jensen two-sided silver cuff links feature a prominent side with a floral motif and the other formed as a bar with oxidized impressions. Each exhibits strong, well soldered connecting rings as well as the Jensen mark of 1933-1944, the design no. 9 and a dotted oval with 830 inside, indicating silver content. The larger sides measure 5/8 inch across. Weight: 7.6 grams total
A nice pair of 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces in the traditional baton style, but with a twist—literally! The toggle backs are marked “14K”.
Origin: America, ca. 1970. Condition: excellent. Size: 7/8” x 3/8”. Weight: 7.9 grams.
A handsome pair of vintage 14K yellow gold cufflinks by Tiffany & Co. The round faces are accented with sunburst engraving and are centered by round mixed-cut blue sapphires. The sapphires are very slightly greenish-blue in color, with dark tone and moderately strong saturation. They have excellent clarity. The toggles are marked “14K” and the toggles are marked “Tiffany & Co.”
Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: very good, light abrasions to the faces consistent with normal use...
A classic design of engine-turned engraving on both sides. The cuff links are in nearly unused condition; there are areas of tarnish, which should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth (an applied polish could remove the gilding). The bridge bars and hinges are secure, and there is no sign of metal stress. There is a mark of 835 on the bridge bars to indicate silver content; the name ‘Goldfront’ also appears, as well as an unidentified maker’s mark...
Here are a pair of late 19th-century oval cuff buttons decorated with horseshoes of inlaid dyed black onyx. They are probably American; the round backs show a sterling mark and possible maker’s mark for Ludwig, Redlich & Co. of New York. The surface exhibits the warm patina of considerable age, but the inlay shows no loss. The backs are well soldered and secure. Each oval button measures about ¾ inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 5.2 grams total
Amazing Chinese jadeite pioson gilt silver ring, imported from Hong Kong prior to 1970's .
Size 6 and ajustible.
Perfect condition well kept.
An elegant pair of sterling silver cufflinks, the faces depicting a long-haired maiden gazing at a star. The faces are hallmarked for London, 1902 and also have an unidentified maker’s mark “RF”. The faces were originally buttons and are now connected with silver chains to torpedo backs.
Origin: England, 1902. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Size: 11/16” diameter. Weight: 9.5 gr.
These cufflinks are very pretty and well made as the name Krementz would indicate. They have large faux sapphire jewels in the top and at each end of the bar that holds the cufflinks. They are in good condition with no problems and are marked Krementz.
These cufflinks probably date back to the 1960s. They are gold toned in color and have a design in the metal tops. Each one is 3/4" square. The cufflink mechanisms work well, and they are in good condition. Both are marked Swank, as shown.
A nice pair of vintage 18K yellow gold cufflinks in the flip-up stirrup style popularized by Cartier in the late 1940s. The circular ends are enhanced with engraved decoration. The pattern on each side is different, so depending upon which direction the ends are folded, the cufflinks have a strikingly variable look. The ends of the connectors are set with cabochon rubies. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.
Ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: circular ends, 5/8” diameter...
An attractive pair of gilt 800 silver double-faced cufflinks. The round faces are simply decorated with concentric rings bordering central gilt reserves. The faces are joined with the hinge bridge connectors more often seen in Scandinavian designs. The connectors are marked “800” and have an unidentified maker’s mark “EP” in a diamond-shaped punch.
Origin: Germany, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, original gilding intact. Size: 9/16” diameter. Weight: 8.7 gr.
A handsome pair of Edwardian yellow gold cufflinks, the faces formed from barbell-shaped batons of green serpentine. The stone has an attractive semi-opaque pale green color flecked with black specks. Serpentine was often used as a substitute for jade. The gold backs are marked “9Ct”.
Origin: England, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: faces, 7/8" long. Weight: 4.8 grams.
Composed of oblong and rounded sides decorated with Middle Eastern-style motifs of embedded silver vines, leaves and stars. The cuff links are unmarked, but test definitively for silver. The bridge chains are securely fastened and composed of figure 8-like links; the wood and silver decoration exhibit no cracks or other signs of wear. The rounded sides measure just under ½ inch diameter. They are dated conservatively at around 1960.
A fine pair of late Victorian or early Edwardian cufflinks worked in 18K yellow gold. Each face comprises a large baroque pearl beautifully mounted in a variation of a buttercup setting. The pearls have fine, lustrous surfaces with pronounced orient in shades of green and rose over a light bluish-gray body color. The navette-shaped back faces are fashioned from plaques of mother-of-pearl set in milligrained gold borders...
A classic 14K yellow gold dress set comprising a pair of double-faced cufflinks and three shirt studs. The round faces are engraved with concentric circles around central old European cut diamonds. The diamonds have bright H-I color and VS clarity. Each piece is marked by Larter, who manufactured jewelry for leading houses including Bailey, Banks & Biddle; Tiffany; Cartier, etc. The set is presented in its original Bailey, Banks & Biddle fitted box. Marked 14K.
Origin: America, ca. 1940...
A fine pair of mid-19th century 14K yellow gold double-faced cufflinks set with banded agate and gold-bearing quartz. The quartz is generously spotted with gold, showing only isolated areas of creamy white quartz, and the agate is nicely patterned with even bands of cream, brown and tan. Shreve & Co. was one of the first fine jewelers in San Francisco, capitalizing on the new wealth generated by the California Gold Rush...
A fine pair of modernist silver cufflinks by master Danish designer Niels Erik From. The large concave round faces are each set with a round amber cabochon in a dark reddish-orange color approaching that of cherry amber. The cabochons are set at the edges to create a very modern, assymetrical look...
Oval, with rolled edges, engraved and etched with a scrolled, leafy motif. The buttons are connected by sturdy bridge chains. The cuff links were made by J. & R. Griffin Ltd., of Birmingham, bearing Chester hallmarks for 9kt gold and the year 1925. They measure about 3/4 inch long by 1/2 inch wide. Weight: 3.8 grams total
An attractive pair of Scandinavian .835 silver cufflinks, the oval faces set with amber cabochons with silver ropework borders. The amber is a light orangey-honey color with excellent clarity. The solid connectors are marked only “835” for the silver content and “3” for a pattern number.
Origin: Scandinavian or Baltic region, ca. 1970. Condition: excellent. Size: 3/4” x 19/32”. Weight: 10.5 grams.
A beautiful pair of French 18K yellow gold double-faced cufflinks, the round faces decorated with deep green guilloche enamel bordered in opaque white champleve enamel. The gold surfaces under the translucent enamel are decorated with engine-turned engraving in a pattern of concentric circles studded with small dots in a starburst or snowflake arrangement. The faces are joined with the original chain connectors. The backs are stamped with French “tete d’aigle” hallmarks for 18K gold.
I found this as a lot of men's jewelry and decided to leave it that way, even though there is a pair of cuff links in the lot that I have seen bring $500 or more. But, I will get to that in a minute. The brown leather box was made in England and you can read its funny saying in one of the pictures. Inside I found:
three tie clips - two are gold colored and one is silver - none of them have any markings;
one pair of Mother of Pearl cuff links along with two Mother of Pearl studs;
one pair of ...
A fine pair of Art Deco 14K yellow gold double-sided cufflinks, the faces set with sugarloaf cabochons of colorful jasper chalcedony. The pattern of inclusions is similar to moss agate, but the greenish wisps appear against a semi-transparent background of deep rust instead of the more typical creamy beige. They’re really quite attractive stones in an unusual pattern. The faces are attached by solid connectors stamped with Larter’s 14K hallmark.
Origin: America, ca. 1925. Condition: e...
Rectangular panels of mother-of-pearl, vertically incised, set in 9-kt. gold frames fused to sterling silver backings. Each button measures ½ inch long by 5/16 inch wide. The chains are securely attached, and neither the chains nor other attachments show any stress or wear. The cuff links are lightweight, but are sturdily made. They bear marks for sterling and 9-kt gold (the gold marks, which read ‘9 ct,’ are substantially worn), as well as the marks for Henry Griffith & Son, Birmingham, En...