For sale are 18 round rope design vintage buttons of the same pattern, 8 are large and 10 are small as follows:
Eight buttons measuring approximately ¾ of an inch in diameter or 20 millimeters. I believe these to be bronze or brass; they have tarnished with age and feel like metal. However, they might be metalized plastic. They are not magnetic.
Ten buttons measuring approximately ½ of an inch in diameter or 16 millimeters. These are a brighter golden color, however one of them is darker and looks tarnished similar to the large buttons. Again, they are not magnetic. I'm at a loss to say what these are, they could be brass, they could be a white metal coated with brass or they might be brass colored metalized plastic. I heated up a needle tip to bright red and it did not make an indentation. But I am still uncertain what they are made of.
It seems to me that the larger one feel cooler to the touch than the smaller ones. I just don't know.... As Yul Brynner said in the King and I, “It’s a puzzlement!”
Please see the photos and don’t hesitate to ask questions. Thanks for looking