] what I found: An ancient Chinese story of two young people who fall in love, but who come from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
This sweet button measures 5/8" High & 7/16" Wide (16mm x 11mm)...
This button is shown in Warren Tice's book, "DATING BUTTONS", on page 272 ~ Figure D-40 #7 ~ Circa 1750-1820There are 35 Butterflies - All have a lot of applied gold detailing which is hard to see in my photos.
Measures 1 7/8" across - Oldest type of Satsuma shank has been fixed (by original owner - Dorothy Foster Brown) to accommodate wire, but it is strong.
This button made me remember something I'd heard regarding "100 Butterflies" - Couldn't think of when or what, so Googled it - took some time to get the right word combination, but this is [finally!
This was manufactured by Joseph Mann - He was listed as a button maker - in Birmingham, England - in 1805, and continued to 1843. He also served as Regent of Denmark from 1784 to 1808 under his father's name, just like his British cousin The Prince of Wales, later King George IV.
His mother, Queen Caroline Mathilde, was a sister of King George III of the United Kingdom.
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