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E5182-33 Seven pearl shell cuff links, part of a didactic collection showing how pearl buttons were made, pearl shell/cardboard, made by The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933. Click to enlarge.

Seven pearl shell cuff links.

    This object is part of a collection which illustrates how pearl shell was made into pearl buttons in Sydney in the 1930s. The display was given to the Museum by The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Company of Foster Street, Sydney, in 1933.

    Pearl divers in places such as Thursday Island, Broome and Port Darwin harvested the Golden Lip pearl shell, (Pinctada maxima), from which the buttons were made. The shell was shipped to the Sydney factory for production. After cutting the button shaped pieces …

    Summary

    Object No.

    E5182-33

    Object Statement

    Seven pearl shell cuff links, part of a didactic collection showing how pearl buttons were made, pearl shell/cardboard, made by The Pearlbutton Manufacturing Co Ltd, Foster Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1933

    Physical Description


    Seven pearl sleeve links. The cuff links are all different shapes including square, oval, triangular and round. They have no shanks and have been attached to a white backing board.

    Dimensions

    Height

    122 mm

    Width

    59 mm

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    Seven pearl shell cuff links. 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 July 2022, <https://ma.as/228479>

    Wikipedia

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