Sunday, February 17, 2008

Blackinton Cufflinks

Several weeks ago I wrote about enamel and gold cufflinks created by Larter & Sons. Here is another nice example from the firm R. Blackinton & Company.

This pair features double borders of black enamel surrounding classically-inspired laurel wreaths. In the center is a geometric motif reminiscent of Japanese designs. The cufflink designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were adept at combining design elements from diverse cultures and historical periods. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

R. Blackinton & Company was a maker of fine jewelry and accessories in gold and sterling silver. In addition to cufflinks Blackinton is noted for Egyptian Revival silver accessories created during the decades around 1900. The Blackinton maker's mark is a "B" impaled by a sword.

To learn more, please visit our Antique Cufflink Gallery.

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