Antique Mother of Pearl Brass Shirtwaist Fastener Linked Buttons.
This set of 2 Shirt-Waist Fasteners is a rare find. These have a thin bar connecting the two buttons. The Mother of Pearl buttons are a soft smoky gray color and they are set with multiple prongs in a brass setting. The craftsmanship is wonderful and the patina is warm and rich looking.
Both are marked "Pat - Aug - 22 - 99". A search of patents reveals that Patent Number D31431 was awarded to J.L. Briggs for a Shirt-Waist Fastener. Each button measures about 3/8" across and they are about 1 3/8" long.
Excellent Condition: no cracks, chips, breaks or missing elements; minor use scratches.
This is a beautiful set of truly unique, antique buttons. This set is an ideal gift for a button collector!
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