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What is this?

Four buttons depicting a young woman catching a bird, from bird call to bird cage, all in carved ivory over a colored foil ground.

This is a button from France. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1959. Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott.

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Its medium is

ivory, metal foil, gilt metal, pewter

Its dimensions are

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

This object was donated by Julia Hutchins Wolcott

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