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Antique Tailcoat Buttons Made Of Gold, Platinum, Onyx & Pearls, London Circa 1940

The tailcoat is considered the king of men's clothing. An indispensable accessory for this are luxurious buttons, such as these tailcoat buttons for the gentleman of the world from the 1920s. They captivate with the classic elegance of the luxurious materials used here. Finest platinum and high-carat gold together with shiny onyx have become buttons that could hardly adorn the shirt of an evening suit more beautifully and elegantly. In the center of each of them shines a small pearl surrounded by a platinum setting. Four clasps have been preserved next to the buttons in the original case of Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd, designated as the jeweler of the English king. These clasps allow the buttons to be attached to the shirt breast, or they can be used to join the buttons together to form a pair of cufflinks. The four buttons, which came to us from London, impress with their first-class workmanship and the use of the selected material. Their effect is enhanced by the best materials without being obtrusive. An exceptionally stylish set for the gentleman from the years around 1940 in a convincing design!

A new style for a new time! In the midst of the ever faster changing world of the years after the World War, the artists and craftsmen of Art Deco sought to find a new language of forms, which would be appropriate for the new time. They rejected the formal language of Art Nouveau, which seemed to them too sweet, too transfigured, and sought geometric rigor. This alone seemed to them appropriate for the age of automobiles, skyscrapers and express trains. Plant forms now grew upwards in slender, jagged shapes, lightning flashed across the wallpaper as a reference to the electricity that was now used everywhere, and the bodies of people also slimmed down and grew in paintings and graphic art.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.