🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Can anyone help on this backmark?

cahills9

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Button that i would like to date if possible. Thanks in advance
 

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TheCannonballGuy

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IMO, Creskol got the country-of-manufacture (the "Lion Passant" in the backmark is a British hallmark) and the date-range exactly right.

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Technically, brass 1-piece flatbuttons with an indented-lettering backmark (like yours) can date as early as about 1810. But the war-of-1812 and postwar boycotting of British-made goods means it's very unlikely that your British-made button arrived in the US before 1820. Therefore, I agree with Creskol's 182030 dating of it.
 
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I've always thought the back of these early 19thc buttons were often so much more decorative then the face. :thumbsup: I attributed this to the button maker 'advertising' to the public of their button-making talent. Also, the gold-gilt often remains because the back of the button didn't receive the same degree of wear to it as the face did.

Nice find,
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pepperj

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IMO, Creskol got the country-of-manufacture (the "Lion Passant" in the backmark is a British hallmark) and the date-range exactly right.

Sidenote:
Technically, brass 1-piece flatbuttons with an indented-lettering backmark (like yours) can date as early as about 1810. But the war-of-1812 and postwar boycotting of British-made goods means it's very unlikely that your British-made button arrived in the US before 1820. Therefore, I agree with Creskol's 182030 dating of it.
That button has some great maker's marks. Very nice 👌

I often wonder about the length of time a piece of clothing lasted back then.
A good wear clothing might be decades.
Even coats/cloaks were costly, taken care of might be around for many years.
 
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