Set of Buttons

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-100868

Description

Set of eight mother of pearl buttons, each are set with a purple glass stone in center surrounded by raised circles and carved feathered border, metal loop on reverse for attachment.

Details

Descriptive Terms

glass (material)
BUTTON

Inscription

"On a boy's suit / About 1840-1850" (Ink)

Additional Identification Number

311

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/16 in (A-H) (D), 7/16 in (A-H) (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catherine W. Faucon

Accession Number

1928.927a-h

Reference Notes

For more information on cuff links and studs see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):178-179; Hinks, Peter, "Victorian Jewelry," (1991).

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