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Button (France)

This is a Button. It is dated 1840–50 and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is mother-of-pearl. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Helen S. Stone and Bromley S. Stone. It is credited Gift of Helen S. Stone and Bromley S. Stone.

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Button (France); mother-of-pearl; Gift of Helen S. Stone and Bromley S. Stone; 1937-35-41-a

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