All three of the buttons shown are mosaics. Myra purchased the Mosaic Collection in the late 's, and it was the pride and joy of her vast collection of buttons. There are many fine examples of Roman mosaic pieces as well as Florence pieces more commonly known as "petra dura" mosaics. The mosaics from Rome have a completely different look from those of Florence.
Did you learn something today or have a vintage garment you need help dating? Identify whether the buttons are bakelite plastic, lucite plastic or modern plastic. Bakelite buttons are plastic buttons found on s and s garments. Bakelite was invented in as the first ever synthetic plastic.
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History of Buttons. My Antique Button Collection. The Dutch Button Collectors group.
Glass buttons are the most lovely to own. Particularly the clear ones. But is it glass or is it plastic? Glass buttons have been around since the 18th century when the material was mixed with other materials to produce a button. It was not until the 19th century that pure glass buttons were produced.