This is a button from the age of candlelight where pearl and paste creation a sensation of movement and elegance on menswear. This large button measures 1 & 1/4 inches and is in very fine condition with the very lightest wear (some light marks on the pearl). The mounting tests to almost pure silver. It is made in the high quality of jeweled buttons of this era. The paste reflects like diamonds--or, better as they were backed with brilliant foil.