Death head buttons were a popular 18th century style of thread or “Dorset” button. Often these were cast or stamped in various metals to imitate the popular pattern. Our 7/8 inch (2.2 cm) death head buttons are cast of the highest quality pewter and hand finished to perfection. In The Virginia Gazette of 1769, “RUN away . . . two Scotch servants, one a man, a tailor by trade . . . took with him a cloth coloured frieze coat with white metal death head buttons”.
Made in the USA.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 March, 2010.