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Button (China)

This is a Button. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is cloisonne enamel, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Julia Hutchins Wolcott. It is credited Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott.

  • Brush, 1890–1910
  • rolled, cast, repoussé, and punched silver; bristles.
  • Gift of Fong Chow.
  • 1996-109-5
  • Brush, 1890–1910
  • rolled, cast, repoussé, and punched silver; bristles.
  • Gift of Fong Chow.
  • 1996-109-7

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Button (China); cloisonne enamel, metal; Bequest of Julia Hutchins Wolcott; 1959-66-73

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