This wonderful set of six pearl, mother of pearl and enamel buttons are set on 9 carat gold. They were made by the prestigious jewellers Boodle and Dunthorne of Liverpool. England. I am dating them to the Edwardian period 1901-1910.
Boodles is a privately held British luxury jeweller and jewellery designer group founded in 1798 as Boodles and Dunthorne. Late in 1910 it amalgamated with the Wainright family and the Dunthornee part of the name was dropped. Boodles is still a family company located in Liverpool, it also has stores in London, Manchester, Dublin and Chester. Their flagship store is found on New Bond Street, London. Today they specialise in high end, fine jewellery.
The individual buttons measure ½” (1.3cms) and each without its ring weighs 1.4 grams.
They have a delicately etched star shape on lustrous mother of pearl. In the centre is a small natural pearl. The edge is white enamel with gold dots.
The backs are curved, shiny gold and are marked ‘9C’. Behind each button is a ring for attaching.
They come in their original , beige velvet lined box. The lid is lined with cream silk and marked with the address of Boodle and Dunthorne.
The box is covered in brown leather with attractive gold tooling typical of the period. It in reasonably good condition with just a few minor scuffs as you might expect.
These exceptional buttons are themselves in fine antique condition. They will arrive carefully protected.
Antique 9K Gold Pearl and Enamel Cufflinks in Original Box