Sunday, February 3, 2008

Gold and Blue Enamel Cufflinks

A striking pair of gold and blue cufflinks from Larter & Sons, maker of elegant cufflinks during the early decades of the last century. This wonderful pair features rich golden snowflakes surrounded by regal blue enamel and gold borders. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.


googgnik said...

These cufflinks are lovely. IMHO, the motif is not a snowflake. A snowflake would have a hexagonal geometry. This pentagonal scheme is more likely botanical.

Antique Cufflink Gallery said...

Hi googgnik,

Thank you for your note.

You are, of course, correct. The term "snowflake" is often used among cufflink collectors to describe intricate center designs with a high degree of radial symmetry. It would probably be better to reserve the term for cufflink motifs exhibiting six-fold symmetry, like true snowflakes. I like your description of the design in the above Larter cufflinks as "botanical".

Kind regards,