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x3 Different Sizes and Style of Dorset Buttons – £23
Now there is some confusion over the correct nomenclature of these Dorset buttons. The smallest one here is a ‘Crosswheel’ according to the V&A, but other people use the ‘Cartwheel’ name for that style. The other two buttons are of the ‘Old Dorset’ or ‘Cartwheel’ style, but as you can see if you look closely, the beige one of the 2 is missing its inner back stitches. I think that they are all made with linen thread.
Measurements:- Small Crosswheel – 10mm. Cartwheel/Old Dorset with the back stitches – 12mm. Cartwheel/Old Dorset in beige with no back stitches – 13mm.
X2 ‘Bird’s Eye’ Dorset Buttons 15mm – £15
These two buttons are from an c.1830s pillowcase which had seen much better days. They are a very clean white linen thread button. Beautiful stitching.