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This button is made of small glass beads, known as sable. It is circular in shape and features a man in an outdoor garden scene holding a yellow bird(?). He is wearing a red jacket and spotted breeches.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, about 1775

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.2321

Medium or Technique

Gold-tone metal and glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles