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I have just stumbled across your wonderful website/blog and you have solved a puzzle that has troubled me for many years! Some 20 years ago I lived in New Jersey (I am English and am now back in the UK) and while there purchased a wonderful Devil stick pin from an antique dealer, I forget how much it cost but it wasn’t a great deal. A little later I saw a matching pair of cufflinks but at the time they were quite expensive and I could not afford to buy them. I have regretted this ever since! My efforts to track down other pairs has come to no avail until today when I saw your photograph of the William Link devil cufflinks – the exact ones that I saw!
Do you know if these turn up on the market very often and if so do you know anyone who has any for sale? I would dearly like to match the links to my tie pin.
I attach a photo of my stick pin for your interest, it would date I guess between 1900 and 1910 since it has L & A in three interlinked circles. This is one of my most treasured pieces and I wear it often on special occasions for that added bit of flair!
Hoping you can help,
with my thanks and best wishes,”
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Georg Jensen, 1866-1935, belonged to the generation of artists from about 1900 who made liberal art their starting point in seeking a renewal of applied arts. After training as a goldsmith and from 1892 as a sculptor in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he opened his own silversmith’s workshop in 1904. His production of brooches in the cheaper silver set with semi-precious stones and amber is characterised by the wealth of his ornamental fantasy. Leaves and flower shapes were treated with hammer blows, and the silver acquired a greyish tone through patination. His hollow ware was decorated with moulded and soldered ornamentation in the quasi-naturalistic style of the time. These characteristics also marked the products designed by associated artists. A range of well-designed hollow ware with classical shapes and subdued leaf ornamentation was created throughout the 1930s by Johan Rohde. Some of them are still in production in Georg Jensen’s Workshop, which has been part of Royal Copenhagen since 1985.
French cuff links are becoming a popular trend, as European influences filtrate into America. The French cuff link is used on French cuffs, one where the material is folded back onto itself and held together by a French cuff or silk knot (also called monkey’s fists). A more formal look than the standard cufflink, French cuff links offer elegance and fashion.
How to Wear Cufflinks
Cufflinks cannot just be worn with any clothing garment. Certain shirts are designed specifically for the usage of
cuff links and some include the holes for stud sets, as well. A stud set is similar to a cuff link, but it replaces the
button holes going down the front of the shirt. For garments designed for either cufflinks or stud sets, where one
would expect a button, instead there is a hole. This is where the cufflink or stud set would be placed. The
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