7/8″ Domed German Silver Metal Button


Made in the USA


Domed buttons were common throughout the 18th and into the early 19th century. Being made of solid German silver, they may be polished with no fear of loosing their color. Polished smooth, these buttons have no sharp edges to cut your thread and having a round soldered shank that works very well when attaching buttons with tape. Several examples of buttons very similar to these may be found on pages 59 and 60 of Gentlemen on the Frontier: A Pictorial Record of the Culture of Michilimackinac. In The Virginia Gazette in 1776, “A HORSE THIEF . . .  he is as consummate a Villain as was ever imported from England . . .  He is an expert Gunsmith (which, however, he will not own) and if he is enlisted for a Soldier will be very useful in repairing Guns, but must have a sound Lashing before he will do it as it ought to be. He stole . . .  a white Sagathy Coat, double breasted, with yellow Metal Buttons; a brown Surtout Coat, double breasted, with white Metal Buttons”.

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