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Listing is for a group of seven (7) antique cut steel and molded brass buttons. Victorian era, circa early late 1800s to 1910s. Condition is excellent. These are highly collectible buttons. All need a light cleaning.

History~~Cut steel is polished steel faceted studs riveted to a steel backing and used to fashion buttons, jewelry and ornaments. Popular from the Georgian through the Victorian eras, cut steel jewelry motifs varied from the simple to the sublime, with multiple layers and densely packed studs. Designs could be enhanced by the use of varying sized studs as well. Each stud could have up to 15 facets, and in general the finer and older the piece the more facets the studs will have. Made in both England and Europe, this style of jewelry fell out of favor by the turn of the 19th century.

These cut steel buttons resemble marcasite in their cut and shine. The molded brass images are clear and beautiful. All have metal wire shanks except the smallest button; shanks are all present and stable. Images are deeply molded and very clear. Largest measures 1.75 inches across, and smallest measures 0.5 inches across.

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Antique Cut Steel Buttons, Molded Brass Floral and Rope Buttons - Group of 7


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: metal, brass, steel, japan paint
  • Only ships within United States.
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