Mother of pearl button. Base border has a ray motif with alternating rows of tiny cut steels or paste. Over that, a metal disk and a mother of pearl, carved pinwheel shape. In the center, a clear paste stone.
Pegs Button century mother of pearl button
Early, carved mother-of-pearl button. Scalloped outer edge and a row of tiny, pink paste stones. In the center is a cut steel plate under a carved, sawtooth edged pearl disk with a bezel set clear paste stone.
Ende 18. Jh.; gesaegt - gefraest - graviert
Pearl and metal buttons made in Birmingham between 1780 and 1820 collected by James Luckcock. Accession number: 1953 Pearl and cut steels- sublime!