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Vest button

Description

Each button in this set of twelve is composed of a micromosaic view of an ancient Roman architectural site, in this case possibly the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the same as button .2. Each micromosaic is set in black glass and mounted in gold with an applied rope border. Each button attaches with a hook on the reverse. The set of twelve buttons are in their original black leather case with white silk and red velvet lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1865
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
buttons (fasteners)
Stud
Dimensions
9/16 x 9/16 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.160.11
GUSN
284597

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