Pearl and gilt button

1700 - 1900 (c.)

Image from: Luckock Collection, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

This mother-of-pearl button is decorated with lightly carved concentric designs, and features a central faceted mirror-glass stone, surrounded by a circle of small gilt bosses. This button dates from c 1795 and has a drilled brass swaged-in shank.

Image courtesy of: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Donor ref: 1953 F83