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Studs

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1850 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Agate and chalcedony, cut and polished using abrasives, probably fashioned by turning on a bow-driven lathe.

  • Museum number:

    08572(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These agate and chalcedony shirt studs were produced in the mid- to late 19th century and were fashioned on a bow-driven lathe.

Physical description

Small, squat, cylindrical studs with flat bases, domed and polished tops and each with a deep, circumferential groove midway from the base.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

c. 1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Agate and chalcedony, cut and polished using abrasives, probably fashioned by turning on a bow-driven lathe.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.9 mm largest (moss agate) stud, Height: 6.1 mm largest (moss agate) stud, Depth: 3.1 mm largest (moss agate) stud, Diameter: 8.0 mm smallest (brown chalcedony) stud, Height: 4.5 mm smallest (brown chalcedony) stud, Depth: 1.5 mm smallest (brown chalcedony) stud

Object history note

Formerly in The India Museum in London and transferred to the South Kensington Museum (later renamed The Victoria & Albert Museum) in 1879.

Descriptive line

Studs, five in a bag, various stones, cut and polished, India, c. 1850

Materials

Chalcedony; Moss agate

Categories

Fashion; Gemstones; Hardstone; Jewellery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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