top: A set of six 19th century cut steel buttons,
spider's web design, approx 2cm dia.
bottom: A similar set, diamond cluster design.
Price: £ 38
Two intriguing sets of buttons cast with integral shanks in lead or a lead-based alloy, the tops polished and decorated with inlaid silver-coloured wires. The lower set approx. 3/4 inches diameter, the upper set slightly smaller. Whilst the style might be reminiscent of the 1930's these buttons probably date from around 1780.
There is a blemish on one button - lower set, top left.
Price: £ 58 per set