Vintage Cufflinks w T Clasp Lord Newport Gold Nugget Ruby Crystals
As a vintage cufflink collector, I have seen thousands of pair of vintage cufflinks and 90% of the designs I pass by. They have to be certain styles and in superb condition to be of interest to me. Here on my website you will find one of the most unique and largest collections of vintage cufflinks for sale online. (If you are not in the mens vintage cufflink category, click on Mens Jewelry to your left).
Made in the 1950s, this vintage cufflink and tie clasp set is designer signed Lord Newport. The name Lord Newport was used by Anson and I don't know why they did it, but Anson did not sign these designs and instead sold them in a cufflink box signed Lord Newport.
There are so many unanswered questions in US vintage cufflink history I can only imagine that Anson made this Lord Newport design for department stores without the Anson hallmark. It must have been a marketing ploy, leading customers to believe they were buying cufflinks from a new designer with a British heirloom name! All of the cufflinks called Lord Newport were made in the mid to late 1950s and into the 1960s, indicated by the font style of the lettering and the type of crushed velvet boxes.
These cufflinks are gold nugget ( gold gilt ) square frames with Ruby red Austrian crystal chatons full of fire and brilliance. The Ruby crystals are set in floating frames.
Medium in size, the cufflinks are 7/8" or 23 mm wide. The tie clasp is 2" or 50 mm long. The crystals on the cufflinks are large at 11 mm wide. This set has never been worn and comes in the original Lord Newport crushed yellow-gold velvet box. The cufflinks and tie clasp are in pristine clean like new condition with no imperfections or signs of wear. There is no loss of gold and the crystals are flawless with no facet wear, scratches, or chips.
The crushed velvet box has some light to moderate wear from handling but no staining. The crushed velvet and silk lining on the inside of the box are in nice condition as well with light foxing to the silk from age.