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This and 10 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Buttons made of ivory and bone France and England, 18th & 19th centuries Button Card.

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This is a Button. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

  • Whorl Pendant Neckpiece
  • carved cow and ox bone, snake vertebrae, resin, plastic (found objects),....
  • Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian....
  • 7067.134.2016

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Button; ivory; 1931-59-120-c

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