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This is a lovely antique silver English, Art Nouveau button.Cast in relief it has all the true characteristics of Art Nouveau design ; with a girl's flowing hair is intertwined with flowers and foliage.It comes from that wonderful short period in antique button history when English silver makers concentrated on producing exquisite cast buttons. By 1910 they ceased to produce this sort of work. Buttons of this kind were often given to girls in sets of six as a coming of age present.

To the best of my knowledge this hallmarked button is from the English firm of silversmiths and importers Robert Frederich,who was registered in London in 1902 and active in 1905 -1906. This button has the makers mark RF on the left hand side See Photo 2; the other marks are in the flowers at the base. There is what looks like an indistinct leopard head (the London mark); 925; l ( the date letter for 1906)
It is an irregular shape slightly larger than a quarter and is approximately just under 1mm average thickness. It measures aproximately 1ins (2.5cm) wide and weighs 4grammes

It is in very good antique condition There are some very faint almost inviisble scratches in the space beyond her chin which do not detract and a small cut mark on the rear.I have not cleaned the button just rubbed the marks with a cloth to identify them clearly in a photograph. It would make a wonderful addition to your collection.

It comes from a non-smoking, pet free environment and will be shipped boxed UK Special Delivery or International Signed for with insurance. I will not ship this item untracked mail. Do please check my terms and conditions before purchase.

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RESERVED Silver Button Art Nouveau - Girl with Flowing Hair -1902


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: silver 925
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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