Pretty collection of carved Abalone shell buttons, mostly from early 1900's. These are in very good condition and have been mounted and framed in an oak wood. Sizes range from 1/2 to 1-1/2". Great wall art for the button lover, seamstress or quilter. Frame is about 12 x 10". There are 38 buttons mounted on it.
"Shell buttons and Mother Of Pearl buttons have many years history. Before 1950, most shell buttons are made in Muscatine, Iowa, USA, but now Most mother of pearl or shell buttons today are made in China.
Muscatine years ago was the “Pearl Button Capital of the World”, because Muscatine is situated on the Mississippi River, there was easy access to the mussel shells. There were several shell button factories here (49 at one time) and many people would also cut out the shell button blanks in their homes, selling the blanks to the factories for extra cash.
The main species of shell buttons are: 1. Abalone shell; 2. White mother of pearl shell; 3. Black mother of pearl shell; 4. Trocas shell; 5. River shell 6.Agoya shell."Shellbuttons.net
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