30th October 2018

New finds: Grant Featherston buttons

and with a similar style but some type of ceramic…

It is some kind of glazed and fired material, but softer than ceramic as I can scratch a white powder from the unglazed section of the shank. Could it be an example of the Melbourne made buttons described below? It was sourced from a Melbourne button dealer.

The Herald (Melbourne) 19th April 1950.