Vintage pair of silver basketweave, chainlink or chainmail cufflinks cuff links by D.P.B. in a high polished silver finish. Excellent condition with no damage to note. Each cufflink measures 3/4" long x 1/2" high. Marked on the stem with "D.P.B." (c. 1950's)
Dating back to the seventeenth century, cufflinks came about when men wanted something more elegant for their shirts than ribbons or ties to hold together their cuffs. Men began using small chains that were fastened to the end of a gold or silver button and fed through the holes of the cuff to keep them together. Hence, the first cufflink was born!