Creation Date
1800 – 1885
Button Collection donated by Thea C. Rud. 8 pieces of cloth with many buttons sewn on each. The attached note reads: Some buttons from the early 1800's. Some of the hand-carved (waist) buttons show excellent workmanship, with minute motifs of thistles, cockerels, butterflies and bees. Some are mounted in metals. Early pearl buttons, some made of aluminum, pewter, ivory, horn, copper and metal. Buttons with one hole, some with eight holes. Bengal Opals, black laquers, ambers, irregular blobs of semi-precious stones.

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