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Larter Art Nouveau Cufflinks

Larter fierce dragon cufflinks. (CL9544)

Fierce Dragons

A fierce, writhing dragon menacingly uncoils as if readying to lunge forward and breath fire.  These beautifully modeled, finely detailed cufflinks show the influence of Art Nouveau design in the twisting body and tail of the dragon and the manner in which they circle around to become the border of the cufflinks.  Created by Larter & Sons in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Larter fierce dragon cufflinks. (CL9544)

As with all fine jewels, you should 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 helps assure that the cufflinks rest safely on the cuff and remain properly positioned.

The top of the bridge is stamped with the maker's mark of Larter & Sons - a stylized rendering of a shirt stud patented by the firm in 1898.  Beneath the maker's mark "14" is stamped for the purity of the gold.

Larter fierce dragon cufflinks. (CL9544)

Larter & Sons created cufflinks and other gentlemen's accessories from shortly after the Civil War through much of the 20th century.  During the early 20th century the firm created a small, but striking collection of Art Nouveau cufflinks.  These dragon cufflinks are a particularly fine example.

Name:  Fierce Dragons

Cost:  $885

Measurements:  These elegant 14kt gold cufflinks weigh a total of  4.1 grams.  The oval tops are just over 5/8" by just under 1/2".

Reference:  To learn more about the Art Nouveau cufflinks created by Larter & Sons,  you may enjoy reading  Larter & Sons Art Nouveau Cufflinks.

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