Button

sablé

French
about 1775


Dimensions

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.2321

Medium or Technique

Gold-tone metal and glass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

This button is made of small glass beads, known as sable. It is circular in shape and features a man in an outdoor garden scene holding a yellow bird(?). He is wearing a red jacket and spotted breeches.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection