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Antique Oyster Shell For Making Shell Buttons [d30

Antique Oyster Shell For Making Shell Buttons [d30 Buttons photo   Category : Sewing (Pre-1930) > Buttons
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Uploaded by alex-tango on May 27, 2017
        
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Category : Sewing (Pre-1930) > ButtonsItem Id: 190124
Original/Reproduction: original
More info
Size about 3.5 in. by 3 in. " These shells are artifacts from the pearl-button industry
The buttons weren’t made from pearls but from the nacre (mother-of- pearl) of the shell
White buttons on old dresses and shirts made before the 1940s probably are made from mussel shells
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