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Description

Round button with cloissonne enamel-filled relief design of concentric abstract floral borders surrounding a central blossom. Enameled in blue, dark blue and white. Button closure is formed from a narrow post soldered to the center back of the button. The post is topped by a small round, flat dome.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Button
buttons (fasteners)
Dimensions
0.5 x 0.75 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.526
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
50476

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