May I offer….
AGE: C.1890 or so
ITEM: Found in a sewing basket that came from an estate here in the St. Louis area, may I offer this unique button. Entirely hand carved (but from what I do not know, but it does seem like natural material, possibly ox bone or the other stuff), the setting is silver and the back is a shank. There is also a handwritten label but I can glean no info from it other than the button is old!
CONDITION: A light cleaning and polish are clearly needed, as to the panel, a see a small flea bit at the edge which could be sanded down and smoothed flat.
METAL CONTENT: Silver though the exact content is indeterminate. If European, which I suspect, the metal could be anything from 800 to 950 Silver.
HALLMARKS: None to the setting - just the paper label.
SIZE: Large at 1-1/4" across/high.
WEIGHT: 4.8 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Look for the other item I found along with this one, only it was made into a pin!