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French 18K Gold Baton Mechanical Snap Cufflinks

French 18K Gold Baton Mechanical Snap Cufflinks

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Cufflinks and Accessories: Gold: Pre 1960: Item # 1279220
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An classic pair of French 18K yellow gold baton cufflinks with a most unusual mechanical snap mechanism. The batons have reeded surfaces with plain inset bands at either end. When one of the plain bands is pushed in, a hidden spring mechanism releases the face from its mate. Snap cufflinks were uncommon in France, and this is the first pair we've seen combining the snap with a mechanical action. The cufflinks bear French gold hallmarks and are stamped with an unidentified goldsmith's mark.

Origin: France, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: batons, 29/32" long. Weight: 14.5 gr.

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