Elegant Onyx Tuxedo Set
| Black onyx centers play beautifully against
white gold borders embellished with finely detailed Art Deco
designs. The "stop sign" shape of the tops gives this
tuxedo set an arresting elegance. Created by Larter &
Sons in 14kt gold, circa 1925.
Complementing the cufflinks are three shirt studs (one pictured above). Like the cufflinks, the shirt studs are crafted in 14kt gold and play with the dramatic contrast between the black onyx and the finely detailed white gold.
As the above photo of the reverse of one of the cufflinks illustrates, the cufflinks and shirt studs are well crafted in solid 14kt yellow gold. The maker's attention to detail can be seen in the sturdy brackets and cross bars which secure the cufflinks on the cuff, as well the cleanly finished surfaces and crisp edges..
The cross bars are stamped with the maker's mark of Larter & Sons separating "14" and "K". The maker's mark is the profile of a spring-loaded shirt stud patented by Halsey Larter in 1898 and popularized by Larter & Sons in the early 20th century.
Larter & Sons was founded in 1865 and made fine cufflinks and tuxedo sets during the late Victorian era and for much of the 20th century. The firm had a sales office in New York City and manufactured its jewelry across the Hudson River in Newark, New Jersey.
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