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One Dozen Blue 1/2 Inch Astral Death Head Buttons


Astral death head buttons were less common than the quadrant but still sometimes seen. These are a one of a kind set of a dozen 1/2 inch (13 mm) on a bone button mold covered in silk thread intended for the front of one waistcoat. They were used on everyday business attire not for best dress. It is best to cover buttons in foil before dry cleaning. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey of 1785, it is recorded "Prosecutor. I described every mark before I saw them at Mr. Moffat's, I ordered horn buttons put to the waistband, and the flap, and the pockets, and death-head buttons to be put to the knees" of the breeches.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 03 October, 2016.

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