National Button Week 2013 Part 4

Bridle Rosettes ©booksandbuttons

Bridle Rosettes ©booksandbuttons

Button collectors sometimes branch out into neighboring fields and in
this case I mean NEIGHboring fields! These are bridle rosettes which were used in
Victorian times to decorate special horseriding events. Of course, horses have
been decorated since Egyptian days, but let’s stay with the Victorian ones that
collectors like to find. They are usually a deep glass bubble and within is a
decoration of some kind—often of paper–a calling card, or an advertisement.
They were made in pairs, but hard to find in pairs. Mine are a pair–and I’ve
flipped one so you can see the back where the leather strap would go through. The
“button” is an inch and three-quarter in diameter.

Buttons with Paris marks coming up in Part 5 . . .


You already know me---I'm in your book club. I've been in your book club in Wisconsin, in New York, in Missouri, in Connecticut. Now I'm in your book club in Pennsylvania. I love books! (I also collect buttons!) I'm looking forward to having conversations about books with people just like you----who also love books and want to talk about them. Send me an email: booksandbooks (at) me about a book you are reading. (or buttons of interest)
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