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Pair antique French paste buttons or slides

Sold by Lyonesse4gems
+ $5.50 shipping
+ $5.50 shipping


Item details

I found these lovely old paste buttons at the Saturday flea market in Vanves, a suburb of Paris. They are in aged brass with glass paste stones set into saw tooth edged cups.

I found them peeping out from a box of bits and pieces or 'fond de tiroir' (bottom of the drawer) as the French call little collections of old treasures like these.

They have a lovely antique glow to the glass paste stones , contrasting with the age darkened brass. The buttons have long bars across the back which would enable them to be threaded onto a ribbon. They would look lovely on a black velvet ribbon worn either side of a paste locket or pendant. Measuring around 5/8 inch in diameter, slightly smaller than a dime or a UK 5 pence piece.

The condition is lovely, the left button has a scrap of fabric wedged in it in the photos which I will remove.

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Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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If for any reason you are not pleased with your purchase please return it for a refund. I am always happy to accept returns . I can not refund shipping unless I have made an error in the description. As I am based in the UK I will accept returns within 3 weeks of purchase to overseas buyers. Please contact me before returning items.

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If you would like me to reserve any item I will be happy to do so ! Please do not ask me to reserve items for longer than 10 days - I have a son in college !