Two Victorian buttons dating from 1880-1900: a medium-sized faux cut steel star, and a large etched brass set with a cut steel crescent moon and three cut steel stars.
Cut steel refers to small bits of faceted steel that were hand-riveted into a brass button base, a process that was used in button and jewelry making from the late 18th to the late 19th centuries.
- Chain is 30 inches long
- Button diameters are 1 inch and 1¼ inches
- Sterling-silver plated brass chain
- Two silver-plated brass stampings made today in the USA in antique dies