Art Deco Pinstripe Cufflinks
| Jazzy, rippling pinstripes surrounded by
finely engraved borders of nested circles with cross
hatching. The strong graphic element and repeated geometry
of the design suggests that these cufflinks were influenced by
Tribal Arts movement of the Art Deco era - an interest in the
arts and artifacts of Africa, Oceania and other distant lands
and cultures. Finely crafted in 14kt gold, circa
The backs of the cufflinks are as well crafted as the fronts. Note the sturdy curved bridges that secures the two ends. The bridges are hinged at one end and fixed at the other - a design that eases the passage of the cufflink through a button hole.
The backs of the cufflinks are stamped with a maker's mark and the gold purity mark "14K". The maker's mark ("BT" or, possibly, just "B") has yet to be identified.
Name: Jazzy Pinstripes
The Unidentified Maker
Many of the fine jewelry makers of the early 1900s and likely the maker of these cufflinks didn't survive the economic downturn of the 1930s. Sadly, the histories and records of many of these firms have been lost. The best record we have are the jewels they created.
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