Elegant Art Nouveau Cufflinks
| The elegant, flowing lines of the Art Nouveau
are captured in these stylish cufflinks. Though crafted in
America, these cufflinks show the flowing organic forms of
the German Jugendstil. Circa 1910,
The cufflinks are extremely well constructed. The elegant tops are attached to bean-shape backs with sturdy "Y" bridges. Note how the tips of the "Y" bridge are beveled and polished to flow smoothly into the backs of the tops. The goldsmith's attention to small details is amazing.
These cufflinks were made by Whiteside & Blank, a maker of fine jewelry during the Victorian and later periods. The maker's mark for Whiteside & Blank (an arrow piercing a crescent moon) is stamped on the bean backs.
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