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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Decorated buttons https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons.html Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55593.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:53:13 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A die-formed three-piece sheet copper-alloy button with separate soldered shank; hollow, mushroom-shaped head; a multi-petalled floral motif; crimped joint; simple looped wire shank; gilt overall; possibly backstamped, but illegible.

For a button of similar form that can be dated quite closely, see UKDFD 37367.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55592.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:50:16 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A cast two-piece tombac button. The button is circular and flat with an engraved multiline, multifoil border. The embedded wire shank is missing.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55466.html Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:15:41 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A cast two-piece copper-alloy button, originally with separate embedded iron shank; circular; convex front; flat back; a five-petalled flower with pointed sepals, all within a circular border groove; only a corroded stump of the shank remains.

Cf. UKDFD 21064
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55454.html Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:22:11 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A cast one-piece tombac button with integral shank; circular; flat; sixteen concentric circular grooves within a border of twelve triple-grooved arcs; a short stem and simple looped shank.

Note re dating
Brian Read and Gordon Bailey (see references below) date buttons of similar type to 'circa 17th' and '18th century' respectively.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55437.html Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:02:59 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A very small gilded copper-alloy button. The button is of two-piece construction with a die-struck head and a separate brazed/soldered copper-alloy wire shank. The front is decorated with a trefoil of plants, possibly a rose, thistle and shamrock (representing England, Scotland and Ireland), but too small to identify with certainty. The back is stamped RICH TREBLE GILT.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55416.html Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:59:25 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A die-formed three-piece copper-alloy button with separate brazed/soldered wire-loop shank; circular; hollow; convex front; flat back; crimped joint; a linear octagram with incurved sides, a six-vaned 'impeller' motif in the centre, and a floral motif in each of the external angles; probably originally gilded; back-marked, but illegible.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55411.html Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:07:39 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A cast two-piece copper-alloy button with separate embedded iron shank, of which only a corroded stump remains; circular with a plain, domed central boss and a flat surround decorated with two concentric bands of engraved wavy-line decoration.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55313.html Sat, 09 May 2020 17:23:50 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: The cast front only of a hollow, hemispherical, copper-alloy button. Decoration consists of a ribbed cross with nested ribbed chevrons ('half crosses') in the four angles.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button or Mount https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-or-mount-55286.html Tue, 05 May 2020 17:10:48 GMT Decorated buttons Button or Mount  
Description: A discoidal cast lead-alloy object with remains of an original integral shank, but subsequently modified by drilling two holes through the thickness. The object has moulded decoration in the form of a cross within a circular border, from the inside of which four triangular cusps extend into the four angles of the cross. There are raised pellets on the arms of the cross, the circular border and the triangular cusps, and the circular border is also cross-hatched.

It is uncertain whether these objects are buttons or mounts, although the modification of the present example might favour the former interpretation, as the two holes would enable it to be attached by sewing. Several similar objects are recorded on the database (e.g. UKDFD 4750, UKDFD 10542 and UKDFD 18748) and the references below have been discussed.

The first item referenced below (which, despite the source, is possibly not a button) is very similar to the present example. It is possibly of 15th century date.

The second item referenced is also closely similar, but retains a looped shank. Its implied dating is circa 16th to 17th century.

The third reference illustrates two further items of similar type, one of which has an intact pointed arm for its shank. The author states that he would "place them in the badge group for the pointed arm would have been used as a pin". In effect they would be mounts, probably attached to leather. They are dated 15th to 16th century.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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Button https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/buttons-and-cuff-links/decorated-buttons/button-55236.html Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:55:42 GMT Decorated buttons Button  
Description: A die-stamped two-piece copper-alloy button with separate brazed/soldered wire shank; originally circular, but now distorted; convex front; concave back; an asymmetric cellular design with cells of various geometric shapes, the centre of each being recessed and hatched; traces of silvering in the recesses; not backmarked.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Buttons and cuff-links, Decorated buttons
Category: Decorated buttons
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