A great gift for the Swank Gentleman in your life! Beautiful 1940s Vintage Art Deco Gold Plated Cufflinks made by SWANK. This very attractive Art Deco modernist design cufflinks feature insets of what is know to collectors as "cherry juice bakelite" (a synthetic plastic or lucite material in a deep dark clear red color frequently used in jewelry of the 30s and 40s). The cufflinks have bullet back closures; a torpedo, or bullet shaped, capsule that is suspended between two posts. The bullet flips on its axis to manipulate it through the button holes in the cuff, and then flips to secure the cufflink on the shirt. Both cufflinks are marked "SWANK".
Formed in 1936, Swank Products, Inc. made gun parts during WWII as well as award items like purple hearts and bronze stars. After the war Swank expanded into other areas, including fragrances, wallets, belts and other accessories for men. In the 1950′s and 60′s, Swank, Inc. began acquiring other brands in order to continue expanding and today a number of recognizable brand names are owned by Swank, Inc., they include Guess?, Liz Claiborne, Geoffrey Beene, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Nautica and Chaps.
These great early cufflinks by Swank are in good vintage condition with some light wear to plating mainly on the posts. The faces of the cufflinks measure nearly 3/4" in length. A beautiful art deco era cufflink set!
Our vintage men's accessories come with a padded paper gift box and make a great gift for your favorite vintage gentleman!