I found these delightful, gilded dome cuff links, with a center amethyst stone, on a vintage shopping trip to Kansas. There are two marks on them. The first, “MMA” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are a replication of cuff links, likely from an exhibit featured at some point at the museum.
The second mark is the patent number, “2920363” issued in the l960s, for the toggle design. My best guesstimate is that these cufflinks, while reflective of a renaissance style, are from the l980s when, as GQ, put it, “cuff links made a roaring comeback” during a time of “conspicuous consumption.” It was also a period when the renaissance revival designs were popular.
They are a statement of elegance in both design and execution. The rounded dome face measures .5” with a decorative motif surrounding the simple purple stone. Overall, they are in very good vintage condition for their 40+ years of existence, but they do show some wear, mostly on the back. The pictures offer greater perspective on their vintage condition and elegant style.
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