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Two-button Sleeve Link, "Tallio"

ca. 1775
Origin: England
Each button: 16 mm x 10 mm; Wire link: 14 mm x 5 mm
Brass, solder
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2007-103
Two oval buttons, attached together with a link. "Tallio" with "running fox" motif
Label:Pairs of sleeve buttons, or cuff links, secured cuffs of shirts and shifts; and sometimes they even served as neck closures. The word “Tallio” engraved above a fox suggests the sleeve button was associated with hunting attire.