Button? ID Request

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Button? ID Request

Post by mham73 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:51 am

Found about 3 inches down in pasture, just curious about possible age & function
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Re: Button? ID Request

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:52 pm

Maurice, another picture showing the full back would really help as it doesn’t look very button like to me. The loop and composition plus any writing will soon eliminate or confirm our thoughts ::g
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Re: Button? ID Request

Post by littleboot » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:58 pm

Yes, one of the back and a clear view of the shank will help date it. That is the business end and shows the structure of the button. The way buttons were made...how many pieces they were made in, and how they were attached to garments, changed a great deal over time. From what I see and assuming the shank is how I think it is (can't see it properly) it could be early 17th century. Post-medieval buttons were used as much if not more for decorating and embellishing garments as they were for clothes fastening.
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Re: Button? ID Request

Post by mham73 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:16 pm

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Does this help? It looks familiar but I can't place it!
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Re: Button? ID Request

Post by Pete E » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:29 pm

Looks like the rivet type metal button used on the waist band of jeans????
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:42 pm

I agree with Pete - riveted button so modern - sorry :-L
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Post by littleboot » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:10 pm

Oh yes....this illustrates the need to illustrate the back :D . From the other angle it appeared to me that the back had a flat shank, whereas its not that at all. Ah well. Onwards and upwards. ::g
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Post by mham73 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:13 pm

Thanks, that explains why it was familiar, I just needed to look down!
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Re: Button? ID Request

Post by Bors » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:28 pm

Until I saw the back, I thought at first it was one of those Pesky little Shotty gun caps. :))
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Re: Button? ID Request

Post by mham73 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:06 pm

When you're digging up someone's fly button that they dropped a few weeks earlier, shotties can seem quite exotic by comparison :D
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