I found these musketeer cuff links on a vintage shopping stop while vacating in Idaho. The marker’s mark, “Anson” is in script on the inside shafts. That mark dates these post mid l960s when that mark replaced the previous block letter mark. These likely date to the early l970s.
Anson is a mark used by Anderson, Inc, which in l945 after WWII, shifted their production to jewelry manufacturing, first men’s jewelry and later they added women’s. The company was founded in l938 as Anderson Tool and Die by Olof Anderson, a Swedish immigrant.
These are made of a substantial feeling gold tone metal which has a nice patina to it. The black cameo style head of a musketeer or renaissance man is done in intaglio style, meaning it is incised into the surface. The cuff links measure .75” in diameter.
Overall they are in good vintage condition with average signs of wear for their age, mostly in the form of light scratches or small wear marks to the metal. The toggle fastener works well. The pictures offer greater perspective on the vintage condition and design styling of these distinctive cuff links.
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