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Carter, Howe lion cufflinks. (J9158)

Carter Lions

A full-maned lion and fierce lioness stare menacingly from the tops of these finely sculpted late Victorian cufflinks.  The richly detailed big cats will elegantly prowl any cuff.  Created by Carter, Howe & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Carter, Howe lion cufflinks. (J9158)

Carter, Howe & Company (predecessor of Carter, Gough) was one of the premier makers of fine cufflinks, stickpins and other jewels during the late Victorian era and early 20th century.  The firm was especially known for its imaginative portrayal of exotic and fantastic creatures in finely worked gold.

Carter, Howe lion cufflinks. (J9158)

The maker's attention to craftsmanship and design can be seen on the backs of the cufflinks.  Note the sturdy curved bridges that are strongly anchored to the closed tops and "bean-shaped" backs.  The curve of the bridges helps assure that the cufflinks remain properly oriented on the cuff.

Carter, Howe maker's mark. (J9158)

The Carter, Howe maker's mark, an arrowhead surrounding a small letter "C",  is stamped on the bridges of the cufflinks just to the right of the "14" gold purity mark. The marks are somewhat obscured by the rounded profile of the bridge.

Name:  Carter Lions

Cost:  Although these elegant cufflinks have sold,  you will find many more fine cufflinks in the Antique Cufflink Gallery.

Measurements:  These 14kt gold cufflinks weigh a total of  4.7 grams.  The leonine tops are just under  1/2" high and 7/16" wide.

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