Art Nouveau Diamond Cufflinks
Stars and Diamonds
| A small diamond sparkles like a bright star
shining above flowing scrolls suggestive of the billowing surge
of crashing waves or, perhaps, the feathery wing of an exotic
bird passing by. Created by H.A. Kirby in 14kt gold, circa
In the years around 1900, jewelers were inspired by the Art Nouveau style to create cufflinks embellished with fantastic, often surreal organic and plant-like designs. One jeweler who embraced the new style was Henry A. Kirby of Providence, Rhode Island. His imaginative cufflinks often express a joyful, Dr. Seuss-like exuberance. This elegant pair is a nice example of Kirby's intriguing designs.
The cufflinks are beautifully constructed with oval "bean backs" attached to the 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 reserve) and "14K" for the purity of the gold.
Name: Stars and Diamonds
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