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Antique Buttons Lot of 8 : Extra Large Shank Back Buttons

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Lot of 8 large antique buttons, early 20s to 50s hard plastics. carved and molded, with metal accents. Shank backs, 1" to 1 5/8" size. Black, grey, and mottled colors.

These are gorgeous coat or accent buttons made from the 1920s to the 50s of carved and molded opaque early hard, sturdy plastics with copper and silver colored metal centers or details. Mainly round in shape, there is also a nice sort of wrapped diamond lozenge button as seen in the upper left of the first photo. Some are quite heavy, and the rest lighter.

Condition is good overall, with obvious signs of their age. Many of the buttons have surface wear, dust in their creases, and there is verdigris or oxidation on the decorative metal of several of the buttons. The lozenge/diamond has a teal spot on its corner. They are in general strong and pretty, with lots of individual character... the photos accurately represent their look and condition. The real prize, as seen in photos 3 and 4, is a giant carved black beauty that is heavy enough to hang beautifully as a pendant or make a stand accent button.

These will make wonderful additions to a collection, or great fodder for craft projects from jewelry-making to knitting and beyond.


Antique Buttons Lot of 8 : Extra Large Shank Back Buttons


  • Vintage Supply from the 1930s
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