This is a most attractive early button. The mother of pearl, which is the basis of the button, has a wide rim of intricately cut-out pearl and a central circle of engraved pearl. Between these is a ring of gilt metal decorated with cut steel facets. The back has a gilt metal shank and shows a darker colour of the mother of pearl. The condition is very good for age and this stylish button would definitely add to a collection of early buttons. Diameter approximately 1.3 ins (3.3cm). Weight 6 grams.