NEED HELP? IS THIS VINTAGE? WHAT IS THIS? June 10th - 16th
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Posted at 7:32 am Jun 10, 2012 EDT
I found these in a box of vintage sewing supplies. Any idea of what they are? They measure 1/2" wide, 3/8" tall.
Posted at 11:45 pm Jun 14, 2012 EDT
Karen.. found in box of sewing supplies
Those are formal shirt buttons. They are used in the cuffs also.
Many mens vintage tuxedo shirts have no buttons at all. These type buttons were often sold in sets ( 6pc to 12 pcs). Some were very elegant, some very simple and basic.
I have seen some that were made of Gold and precious stones, which came in their own jewelry box. Google 'Vintage mens formal buttons' or tuxedo buttons...perhaps you will find simular ones.
Posted at 12:54 am Jun 15, 2012 EDT
Also Karen - @ TheFrontHouse
See these listings on Etsy, with good examples of several types of cufflink buttons , including a few like your find.
Posted at 1:15 am Jun 15, 2012 EDT
Sunny M - @ LunaJuncttion
During the height of the mid-century era, (mostly 60s 70s), several designers made miniature Danish Modern furniture,...( Hans Von Klier for Planula, ...Saarinen
Those pieces were rather sought after a few years ago. I read about them in one of my MCM reference books : Buyers Guide - Millers 20th Century Design.by Paul Renne .
I have seen several pieces, which were beautifully made....Some pieces were very valuable $$$$ and others $.
Look for markings, save the box if available,..Search for the full scale images of those pieces, for it may give you an idea of provenance.
Posted at 1:29 am Jun 15, 2012 EDT