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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953F427
Collection:Social History
Date:1770 - 1800

Notes

This button is part of the Luckock Collection. Over 500 buttons collected by James Luckock, a jeweller and button maker in St Paul's Square, Birmingham in the 1780s. Dating from between around 1770 and 1830, they were made at a period when Birmingham buttons had an international reputation.The collection is almost entirely composed of buttons made to be worn on men's coats or waistcoats.This pearl button has an engraved edge, set with a copper gilt disc holding a blue jasper medallion of three figures, one holding a lyre. It has a drilled brass swaged-in shank.

Bequeathed by Miss H I Ruddle.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Material(s):Bronze
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Dimensions

Diameter:35 mm