Cufflinks, ca. 1780
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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probably France
Mother-of-pearl and silver, in leather-covered box of unknown materials; Cufflinks: Diam. 1/2 in. (1.2 cm); box: H. 1 in. (2.5 cm), W. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm), L. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Philadelphia, Pa.)
The set of silver and mother-of-pearl cufflinks in a gilt leather box descended in Franklin's family.
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