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George O. Street Art Nouveau cufflinks. (J8755)

Catch a Wave!

Beautiful Art Nouveau cufflinks of a sea nymph amid crashing waves.  The dramatically curling waves, flowing hair of the nymph, and curvaceous female form are icons of Art Nouveau design.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

George O. Street Art Nouveau cufflinks. (J8755)

Art Nouveau jewelers often drew upon myths (both ancient and modern) when creating their jewels.  The dramatic scene of these cufflinks may have been inspired by the sea nymph Menippe, Goddess of Strong Waves.  The rich details and depth of the design are highlighted by the natural patina of the gold.

Reverse of George O. Street Art Nouveau cufflinks. (J8755)

The backs of the cufflinks are beautifully crafted.  A gently curved post bridges the oval fronts and bean-shape backs.  The gold is polished to a warm glow.  Fine cufflinks should be as well crafted on the backs as they are on the fronts.

Close-up of George O. Street maker's mark. (J8755)

These Art Nouveau cufflinks were created by one of the earliest manufacturing jewelers in the United States, George O. Street & Sons.  Founded in 1837,  the firm specialized in fine gentlemen's jewelry, including cufflinks, watch fobs and signet rings. The maker's mark for George O. Street (an "S" in an oval) and "14" for the purity of the gold are stamped on the reverse of the cufflinks.

Name:  Catch a Wave!

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 10.5 grams and are just over 3/4" long and 9/16" wide.

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