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Pearl and gilt button

Image from: Luckock Collection, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

A mother-of-pearl button, decorated with an incised and gilt eight-pointed star, with a central faceted amber glass stone surrounded by a circle of gold and red sequins. The outer section of the button is engraved with concentric circles. This button was created c 1795 and has a drilled brass swaged-in shank.

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Image courtesy of: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Donor ref: 1953 F73

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