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Object Name CUFF LINK
Catalog Number 0985.13.00271g-h
Description One pair of cuff links (.271g & .271h) consists of two Virginia State General Staff buttons. Part of a jewelry set (necklace, hair comb, two bracelets, two earrings, and two cuff links) made from buttons off Confederate Army and Navy officer uniforms. The buttons are brass, two-piece and the larger size (0.875"), except where noted small (0.5").
Owned William W. Davies
Made William W. Davies
Provenance The jewelry set is made from buttons of Confederate Army and Navy officers' uniforms. The donor's husband, William W. Davies, spent forty years collecting the buttons and then having them made into a set of jewely called "Rebel Brass."

The buttons in the earrings originated from the following Confederate officers: Robert E. Lee and J. Echols.
People Davies, William W.
Lee, Robert E.
Echols, John
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Subjects jewelry