Two gold cuff links, Russia, 1894-1918

Made:
1894-1918 in Russia
maker:
Peter Carl Fabergé
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Plague is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. These cufflinks contain pictures of two different strains of these
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Plague is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. These cufflinks contain pictures of two different strains of these
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Two cuff links, gold, showing plague bacillus, perhaps by Faberge, c. 1900

Plague is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. These cufflinks contain pictures of two different strains of these bacteria. The names of the strains are engraved on the back. The plague-causing bacteria were discovered in 1894. It is believed that these cufflinks were made by Fabergé, the celebrated Russian jeweller. The use of these images on the cufflinks suggests the pride taken in the discipline of bacteriology.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1981-1605
Materials:
celluloid, ? material, gold and paper
Measurements:
cuff linkn: 39 mm 26 mm, .01kg
type:
cuff links and costume (personal accessories), epidemics (plague) costume (personal accessories), cuff links and epidemics (plague)
credit:
Hull Grundy, A.