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Art Nouveau diamond and scroll cufflinks. (J9315)

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 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 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.

Art Nouveau diamond and scroll cufflinks. (J9315)

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

Cost:  $675

Measurements:  The oval tops of these gold cufflinks are 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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