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Ornate One-Piece Civilian Pewter Coat button
Item #: Z3977
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Z3977 Ornate One-Piece Civilian Early Hard White Pewter Coat button

Description: Nice ornate civilian style button produced by Anson Matthews of Southington, Connecticut. Tice states that between 1806-1830, "Matthews was a prolific maker of hard, white, pewter buttons with iron shanks." This example has a very nice iron shank and the backmark is worn. Tice also states that, "he was issued a patent in 1815 for an improvement in manufacturing buttons molds from wood."

Backmark: "A MATTHEWS" rm

Measures: 18.22 mm

Recovered: Non-Excavated

Reference: Tice Dating Buttons Pg. 94

Reference: Tice Uniform Buttons of the United States Pg. 55


Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # Z3977
Your Price $20.00 USD

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