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Button (France), ca. 1780

This is a Button. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is ivory, metal foil, gilt metal, pewter. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Delicate Buttons for Delicate Lives .

This object was donated by Julia Hutchins Wolcott. It is credited Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott.

Its dimensions are

Diam.: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

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Button (France), ca. 1780; ivory, metal foil, gilt metal, pewter; Diam.: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.); Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott; 1959-66-248-a/d

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