Sleeve buttons were used on the sleeves of men's shirts and women's shifts and are often confused with cuff links which is a late 19th century term. People of all social classes wore them; they were also issued to soldiers of several military regiments including the 17th of Foot in 1776 and the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment in 1778.
These half inch pinwheel sleeve buttons are copied from an original in the Wm. Booth collection and has a European provenance. They are made of the highest quality pewter. We sell these buttons by the set which includes enough buttons for one shirt. In other words two pairs of buttons each pair connected by an oval attachment as is the original. The picture includes both front and back to show the oval brass attachment.
Hand cast and assembled in the USA.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 04 August, 2014.