Lion and Scroll Cufflinks
| A regal lion announces his presence with a
fierce roar while unfurling a scroll (or perhaps he is carrying
a shield). This elegant design brings to mind heraldic
banners hanging in the Great Hall of some Medieval castle.
The rhythmic swirls along the edges add a touch of Art
Nouveau. Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold,
The cufflinks are solidly crafted in 14kt gold with curved "Y" bridges securely attaching bean-shaped backs (also known as "bean backs"). The maker's attention to small details can be seen in the beveled ends of the "Y" bridges where they meet the top. This minimizes the risk of the cufflinks catching or snagging a loose thread on the cuff.
The maker's mark of Whiteside & Blank (a crescent pierced by an arrow) is stamped on the insides of the bean backs. On the opposite side of the post "14" is stamped for the purity of the gold. This close-up gives a sense of the depth and fine detail of the scroll work seen to the left of my finger.
Whiteside & Blank was a maker of elegant cufflinks, stickpins and brooches during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The firm was known for its finely sculpted, richly detailed designs and meticulous, uncompromising craftsmanship. Whiteside & Blank unquestionably created exquisite miniature works of sculpture.
Name: Regal Lion
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