Antique Silver Traditional Folk Star Buttons, Made in France
- $3.95 / Button
Beautiful metal buttons showing a traditional folk star and dot design. They're made in a sixth-generation metal stamping factory in Paris, France, using stamps created more than a century ago. The machinery used to make them is similarly old and sensitive, requiring a fine, trained hand.
Three sizes, smallest first:
- 24 Line (14.5mm, ~9/16")
- 36 Line (22mm, ~7/8")
- 44 Line (27mm, 1 1/8")
We also have this same design in two sizes in Antique Copper.
Orders placed before 2pm on a weekday will be shipped the same day. Orders placed after 2pm will shipped on the following business day, excluding holidays.
Materials sold by the yard are not returnable. All other items can be returned in original condition within 30 days for a full refund of the cost of the item. Shipping costs are not refundable and buyers must pay return shipping costs.
For more information see the Returns & Shipping page.
Average measurements for the most common button sizes are as follows, however, please refer to individual listings for that particular style's size.* Tailored garments such as suits, shirts, and overcoats have general guidelines for button sizing, also noted here.
12 Line (7.5mm, ~5/16")
14 Line (9mm, 3/16") Button-down shirt collars
16 Line (10mm, 3/8") Button-down shirt collars
18 Line (11.4mm, 7/16") Shirt fronts and sleeves
20 Line (12.6mm, 1/2")
24 Line (15mm, ~9/16") Suit jacket sleeves, vests or pants
28 Line (17.8mm, 11/16")
30 Line (19mm, 3/4") Single breasted jacket fronts
32 Line (20mm, ~13/16") Single breasted jacket fronts
36 Line (23mm, ~7/8") Double breasted jacket fronts
40 Line (25mm, 1") Overcoats
44 Line (28mm, 1 1/8") Overcoats
48 Line (30mm, 1 3/16")
54 Line (34mm, 1 3/8")
70 Line (44mm, 1 3/4")
*Button sizes can vary by a small amount even within the same style and Line. Carved buttons (buffalo horn, corozo, wood, shell, and bone) can vary by as much as .75mm. Molded buttons (metal, plastic, etc.) may vary by .25mm within each size, depending on the manufacturer.
The color of the items you receive may vary slightly from the way they appear here. We strive to present images whose colors match the actual items as much as possible, however, colors are affected by the settings of the monitor they're viewed on, so differences are unavoidable in some cases. There may also be differences in dye lots or finishes.
*Some items with the same color name may be in different dye lots across items, so please purchase a small quantity first or check with us for more info.*
For accurate color matching, see the info on our Terms & Conditions page.