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AnythingObsc…'s loves664 of 7675Charmstring Bracelet with Glass Waistcoats - BallsGlass Waistcoat/Charmstring Buttons
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    Posted 4 months ago

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    Antique Glass Paperweight Buttons -- Approx. 7/16" - End of Day - Probably 1870's - 1900's - Ball shaped and Pinshanks

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 months ago
      Any chance that somebody might be so kind to tell us all what "waistcoat balls" actually ARE?? All I can guess is something akin to buttons for whatever a 'waistcoat' is (I believe a now way out-of-fashion kind of vest??) and the googles are absolutely no help whatsoever... <grrr>
    2. ehunt ehunt, 4 months ago
      They are "Ball" shaped buttons used in Waistcoat's from the 1800's on. They can be glass, agate, metal, etc. I collect mainly glass and agate. They come in different forms(domed, flat, etc.), but are mainly material set in/on metal. Hope this helps and thanks for the question.
    3. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 months ago
      What a wonderful idea to collect!
      Seems it would be very difficult to obtain such wonders, especially the buttons from the 1800’s! After all, these were used daily, right? To find them in such good condition too!
      Such detail, I see the “leaf” on the top of the pin. Back then, masters took pride in their work!

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