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post #946 of 1136
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Just ordered these. Pewter, I believe.

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These are sweet!
post #947 of 1136
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Quite. I was at a couple of masquerade balls this past year (one for halloween and one around Christmas) and I felt the need to wear something other than my regular onyx studs and links. Figured these would add enough character to any outfit.
I also wanted to pedantically mention that they are not actually gargoyles, but grotesques. Gargoyles have water spouts, all others are grotesques.
post #948 of 1136
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I also wanted to pedantically mention that they are not actually gargoyles, but grotesques. Gargoyles have water spouts, all others are grotesques.
Ahhh. I stand corrected. And now that I look at the listing, it does say grotesque (and gargoyle). Although, I believe the first one shaped like a gargoyle (open mouth, albeit, not a functional waterspout) and the second one a grotesque. Or does the non-functional nature automatically delegate the first to grotesque status as well?
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These are sweet!
Thanks! I believe the seller has 2 more available.
post #949 of 1136
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Originally Posted by Metlin View Post
Just ordered these. Pewter, I believe.


Are they 1 solid piece? or the shaft and the cufflinks face are glued together? I ordered a set from the same seller before through his shop in ebay, but I had to return them since they seemed to be poorly made and the metal feels insubstantial.
post #950 of 1136
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Or does the non-functional nature automatically delegate the first to grotesque status as well?
Good point. I think that if it's modeled after something that could have a functioning spout, then it would still be a gargoyle. I've actually working on a somewhat similar grotesque cuff link, double-sided of course. Hopefully available in a month or two.
post #951 of 1136
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Vintage tortoiseshell and silver
Very, very nice! Did you get a good deal on them?
post #952 of 1136
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
Are they 1 solid piece? or the shaft and the cufflinks face are glued together? I ordered a set from the same seller before through his shop in ebay, but I had to return them since they seemed to be poorly made and the metal feels insubstantial.

I do not know, since I've not yet received them. But I looked at other items from the seller and it looks like the two pieces were welded together, although both seem to have fairly "plate-like" surfaces.

I guess I'll just have to wait and see how they turn out!

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Good point. I think that if it's modeled after something that could have a functioning spout, then it would still be a gargoyle.

I've actually working on a somewhat similar grotesque cuff link, double-sided of course. Hopefully available in a month or two.

Let us know when they're in -- can I get a pre-order in?
post #953 of 1136
Thrift store beauties.
post #954 of 1136
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...and more gargoyle ones:


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Grotesque.

It would be extra cool if they spouted water.
post #955 of 1136
These are a recent pair of Van Cleef and Arpels vintage cufflinks that I have acquired. They date from 1938, were made in Paris but sold in NYC. They are stunning in person.

http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/...eCufflinks.png
post #956 of 1136
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Very, very nice! Did you get a good deal on them?

$23 incl. shipping.

Speaking of good deals ...



These were $2 in an op shop. They are sterling silver. Filthy when I bought them, but they came up a treat after a rub with a polishing cloth.

Not sure if Texas longhorns are really my thing, but they are fun.
post #957 of 1136
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Originally Posted by Lord Nonsie View Post
These are a recent pair of Van Cleef and Arpels vintage cufflinks that I have acquired. They date from 1938, were made in Paris but sold in NYC. They are stunning in person.

http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/...eCufflinks.png

Nice!
post #958 of 1136
Vintage damascene cuff links from Spain. Taken with my new Nikon D90.
post #959 of 1136
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Love the Spanish links Metlin. Look terrific on a neutral sleeve. Wonder where I might find something like that.
post #960 of 1136
Thank you, CD. I was fortunate enough to find them on eBay, unused. The seller even had the original tag with details on the gold purity.
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