Framed set of British military buttons (4)

Object Number: 
INV.5618.1-4
Date: 
1770-1783
Medium: 
Silver, gilt, bone
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (1), on front: "44" (crown above number; 44th British Regiment) stamped: (3-4), on front: "48" (48th British Regiment)
Description: 
Silver or gilt military buttons; bone backs covered by thin faces stamped with regiment numbers and decorative designs; one gilt button has a beaded design and roped border; two other gilt buttons have their regiment number in center and a wreathed border; a silver button has its number in center and a crown at top.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were worn on the uniforms of British officers, and were found about 1888 in the garden of the DeHart house at Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group