Antique Molded Horn with Mother of Pearl Inlay Buttons, Victorian

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Beautiful 19th century buttons — flower-like inlay of iridescent mother-of-pearl, in molded horn. Self-shanks. 5/8″ diameter. I have included photos from different angles — the pearlescent range is really magnificent. I am also including magnified photos of the shank to show clues as to horn as the material. Varying degrees of age/wear — two have only minor wear, one has a scuff mark to the rim and minor surface loss to the bottom of the shank; one has a surface nick to one of the MOP petals. LOT OF FOUR.

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Saltwater Notions is an online emporium filled with all sorts of antique and vintage treasures. With a central focus on goods connected to the history of textiles and fashion, the shop is stocked with everything from antique and vintage lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads, and other haberdashery goods, to antique clothing, accessories, linens, and jewelry. 19th century and early 20th century fashion magazines, historical needlework books, catalogs, illustrations, and other antiquarian ephemera are also among the shop’s specialties. Elena is a textile artist who fell in love with history.

Saltwater Notions

Online emporium of antique and vintage treasures including lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads, and other haberdashery goods.

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