Author: Sarah D. Coffin

Four buttons depicting a young woman catching a bird, from bird call to bird cage, all in carved ivory over a colored foil ground.
Delicate Buttons for Delicate Lives
For centuries before Velcro and zippers came along, there were buttons! These charming scenes, carved from ivory and placed on colored foil, reflect tremendous care and skill and highlight the importance of buttons as fashion accessories. Even today, the choice of buttons can greatly impact the overall impression of a garment. These French buttons, from the...