Pair of Bakelite buttons with imprint of an oak leaf at the center top of each one.
The box that these buttons were found in say that they belonged to Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish fairytale writer. The box does not seem original to the buttons, but have probably been together for a long time.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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