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Art Nouveau diamond and scroll cufflinks. (J9315)

Starry Diamonds

A bright diamond shines like an early morning star above a tangle of flowing scrolls suggestive of the billowing surge of waves crashing against the shore or, perhaps, the feathery wing of an exotic bird in flight.  Created by H.A. Kirby in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Art Nouveau diamond and scroll cufflinks. (J9315)

In the years around 1900,  jewelers were inspired by the Art Nouveau style to create cufflinks embellished with fantastic, often surreal, plant-like and organic designs.  One jeweler working in the new style was Henry A. Kirby of Providence, Rhode Island whose imaginative cufflinks express a joyful, Dr. Seuss-like exuberance.  This pair is a nice example of Kirby's elegant designs.

Art Nouveau diamond and scroll cufflinks. (J9315)

The cufflinks are beautifully constructed with stationary bean backs attached to the oval fronts with sturdy curved bridges.  The insides of the bean backs are stamped with the maker's mark of H.A. Kirby & Co (a small Maltese cross in a circular recess) and "14K" for the purity of the gold.

Name:  Starry Diamonds

Cost:  $675

Measurements:  These oval tops of these 14kt gold cufflinks measure  3/4" long by  7/16" wide.  They weigh a total of 4.8 grams.

References:  More about H.A. Kirby and the imaginative cufflinks he created can be found at H.A. Kirby and the Great Cufflink Caper.

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