Late Victorian Sterling Silver Nautical Motif Anchor Cufflinks
A delightful pair of nautical inspired cufflinks from the Victorian (ca1889) era! These double-sided cufflinks are crafted in sterling silver and have a wonderful 3-dimensional design. Each cufflink face is oval in shape and has a surface covered in a curled rope texture. Resting atop the rope-like background is a raised anchor which reaches from top to bottom and side to side, creating a bold nautical design. The cufflinks connect at a long sterling ring and several English hallmarks are stamped on the back of each, including the date letter "p," (dating the piece to 1889), a Birmingham anchor, and a lion and the makers mark "A.J.S." and are connected by a strand of sterling chain. A charming and attractive pair of cufflinks, they would look excellent worn by a woman or man!
Measurements: The oval cufflink faces measure 5/8" tall, 1/2" wide and approximately 1/8" thick. The link connecting each face together measures 5/8" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the cufflinks is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or connecting link. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver that creates a darkened antique look, which is normal for a Victorian era piece and adds depth to the design.