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One Inch Black Mohair Death Head Buttons


Wood button mold covered in black mohair thread intended for a coat. 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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