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4 loose buttons

4 loose buttons
Title
4 loose buttons
Date 
ca. 1940
Medium 
Mother of pearl, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
4 loose mother of pearl buttons in flower shape with incised detail; metallic shank.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lois Greene Stone
Object Number 
2004.27.17
Gallery Label 
The donor's father, Leo A. Greene (1908-1954), spent his entire career at B. Blumenthal & Co. (founded in 1877), the leading American button importer and manufacturer in the country for much of the 20th century. The company had a large showroom in New York City on Broadway between 38th and 39th streets. Greene began as a stock boy in the 1920's and rose to Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors by the end of his career.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group