These cufflinks are made using an antique wax seal from the late 1700s of the letter “T” in a shield.
Monograms first appeared on coins, as early as 350BC. The earliest known examples are of the names of Greek cities who issued the coins, often the first two letters of the city’s name. For example, the monogram of Achaea consisted of the letters alpha (Α) and chi (Χ) joined together.
Monograms have been used as signatures by artists and craftsmen on paintings, sculptures and pieces of furniture, especially when guilds enforced measures against unauthorized participation in the trade. A famous example of a monogram serving as an artist’s signature is the “AD” used byAlbrecht Dürer.
These cuff links are made out of pure copper, and hand stamped with an antique wax seal, then securely soldered to cuff link backings.
Each cuff link seal is stamped, sanded, polished and oxidized for an antique look. Because they are hand-stamped individually and made to order, these seal stampings are truly unique, and no two stampings are the same (unlike those cast from a mold).
DIMENSIONS: The seal face is approximately 1/2″ across.