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Object ID # 2000.003.024
Object Name Button
Title Sleeve Cuff Buttons
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pair of women's decorative, snap-style sleeve cuff buttons. This pair of sleeve buttons are made of brass. There is an octagonally-shaped front, that has one circular green line and a round, inset piece of mother-of-pearl for decoration. They are pulled apart by firmly tugging on each half. They easily snap together, making a fast closure.

Provenance This is a 20th-century piece of jewellery. Age and maker unknown. It belonged to Martha Guse (neƩ Wagner) of Owen Sound, Grey County. She was born in 1913 and raised in Sullivan Township, Grey County. When she was about 16 years old, she went to the United States for about two to three years to work, but spent the rest of her life in Grey County.

Last belonged to her son, Ted Guse, of RR3, Holland Centre, Grey County.
Collection Jewellery, 20th-c Collection
Material Brass / Mother-of-Pearl
Dimensions W-1.5 cm
Found Holland Centre, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County