Art Nouveau Lion Cufflinks
Art Nouveau Lion
| A lion warily prowls through a jungle of
swirling vines. These elegant cufflinks bring together
flowing Art Nouveau curves with graphic, stylized lions that
hint at early Art Deco. Created by Larter & Sons in
14kt gold, circa 1900.
As with all fine jewels, you should carefully examine the reverse of antique cufflinks as closely as the fronts. These cufflinks have sturdy bean backs attached to the fronts with deeply curved split bridges. The flare of the bridges assures that the links rest safely on the cuff and remain horizontal.
These cufflinks were created in the early 1900s by the jewelry makers Larter & Sons. Founded in 1865, Larter & Sons created distinctive gentleman's jewelry for nearly 150 years. The cufflinks are stamped on the top of the bridge "14K" for the purity of the gold. To the right of the gold mark is the maker's mark for Larter & Sons, a profile of a shirt stud patented by the firm in 1898.
Name: Art Nouveau Lion
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