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click on the first image on the left of the gallery below, then select the arrow at the bottom left of the enlarged image. Or you can manually go to the next slide by hovering your cursor on the middle right side then clicking the arrow that appears. Hover your cursor on the middle left side  then click the arrow that appears to go backwards. Close the slide show or manual show by clicking the X button on the lower right of the image. (The image of each item is followed by an image of that item's back or reverse side.)

Acknowledgments, References and information for this category are at the bottom of this page.

Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.                                                  Website redesigned and Maintained by Deborah Hanson

1-0 Glass in Metal (1-1/2")
1-0 Glass in Metal (1-1/2")
1-0 Leather with Leather Shank ........(4" x 2-1/2")
1-0 Leather with Leather Shank ........(4" x 2-1/2")
1-0 Turquoise set in Brass (1-1/4")
1-0 Turquoise set in Brass (1-1/4")
1-0 Gemstones set in metal Full Span Shank (1-1/4")
1-0 Gemstones set in metal Full Span Shank (1-1/4")
1-0 Cord and Glass (2-1/2 x 2")
1-0 Cord and Glass (2-1/2 x 2")
1-1 Face designs - Domestic fowl - DUG 1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Domestic fowl - DUG 1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Bird - Enamel (2")
1-1 Face designs - Bird - Enamel (2")
1-1 Face designs - Bird - Expanded Shank (2-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Bird - Expanded Shank (2-1/2")
 - "Connector Rosette" for harness headstalls
- "Connector Rosette" for harness headstalls
1-1 Face designs - Bird - Domed DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Bird - Domed DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Bird - copper - Military (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Bird - copper - Military (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Dog - white metal - Moveable (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Dog - white metal - Moveable (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - Rubber - BM "N. S. Co" (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - Rubber - BM "N. S. Co" (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - Brass (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - Brass (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - Domed Glass (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - Domed Glass (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Horse & Verbal - Brass - Police (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Horse & Verbal - Brass - Police (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - White metal -  Realistic (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Horse - White metal - Realistic (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Mammal - Design Under Glass
1-1 Face designs - Mammal - Design Under Glass
- Commemorative (1-1/2")
- Commemorative (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Reptile - Design Under Glass (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Reptile - Design Under Glass (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Object - Bow - Black Glass  in metal (2")
1-1 Face designs - Object - Bow - Black Glass in metal (2")
1-1 Face designs - Object - Feathers - Brass (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Object - Feathers - Brass (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Horseshoe riding & crops
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Horseshoe riding & crops
 - wood with Brass OME (1-1/2")
- wood with Brass OME (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Horseshoe riding & crops
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Horseshoe riding & crops
 - Horn set in metal (1-1/4")
- Horn set in metal (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Horseshoe riding & crops
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Horseshoe riding & crops
- Composition (1-1/2")
- Composition (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Hour glass & wings with verbal
1-1 Face designs - Objects - Hour glass & wings with verbal
 - Design Under Glass - Advertising  (1-1/2")
- Design Under Glass - Advertising (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Plant Life - Roses - Bakelite & DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Plant Life - Roses - Bakelite & DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Plant Life - Flower - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Plant Life - Flower - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Plant Life - Flowers
1-1 Face designs - Plant Life - Flowers
- Horsehair & Design Under Glass (1-1/2")
- Horsehair & Design Under Glass (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Scene - Glass in metal
1-1 Face designs - Scene - Glass in metal
- Pictorial design on back (1-1/2")
- Pictorial design on back (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Astronomical -
Glass in Metal (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Astronomical -
Glass in Metal (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head & Verbal - DUG - Advertising (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head & Verbal - DUG - Advertising (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head - DUG - Square shape (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head - DUG - Square shape (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head - DUG Sulfide (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head - DUG Sulfide (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Head (Lincoln) -  Glass in Metal (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Head (Lincoln) - Glass in Metal (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Head (Rutherford B. Hayes)
1-1 Face designs - Head (Rutherford B. Hayes)
- Lithograph under glass in metal (1-1/2")
- Lithograph under glass in metal (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pasttimes - white metal & brass
1-1 Face designs - Pasttimes - white metal & brass
- threaded Shank (2-1/2")
- threaded Shank (2-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pasttimes - white metal & DF (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pasttimes - white metal & DF (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pasttimes - Brass with Steels (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pasttimes - Brass with Steels (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - People - Silver
1-1 Face designs - People - Silver
 - BM "Alpaca Mexico" (1-1/2")
- BM "Alpaca Mexico" (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Transportation - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Transportation - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Transportation & verbal - DUG
1-1 Face designs - Transportation & verbal - DUG
-  Advertising - pictorial back (1-1/2")
- Advertising - pictorial back (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Interlaced Pattern - Rubber
1-1 Face designs - Interlaced Pattern - Rubber
- Goodyear back mark (1-1/2")
- Goodyear back mark (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Interlaced Pattern - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Interlaced Pattern - DUG (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Curvilinear Pattern - Jet (1-5/8" x 5/8")
1-1 Face designs - Curvilinear Pattern - Jet (1-5/8" x 5/8")
1-1 Face designs - Multi-foil Pattern border - Native Am.
1-1 Face designs - Multi-foil Pattern border - Native Am.
 - Gemstone set in silver (1-1/2")
- Gemstone set in silver (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Heart - Glass on Leather (2-3/4" x 2")
1-1 Face designs - Heart - Glass on Leather (2-3/4" x 2")
1-1 Face designs - Stylized plant forms - Paste on painted brass
1-1 Face designs - Stylized plant forms - Paste on painted brass
- (1-1/2")
- (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Stylized plant forms border - Brass (2")
1-1 Face designs - Stylized plant forms border - Brass (2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Circles - Pastes & Cold Enamel
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Circles - Pastes & Cold Enamel
- (1-1/2")
- (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Circles - Brass - Moveable (3")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Circles - Brass - Moveable (3")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Diamond - Brass & CPE (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Diamond - Brass & CPE (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - 4-sided figures - Composition
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - 4-sided figures - Composition
-  (1-1/2")
- (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - 5-sided figures
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - 5-sided figures
 - Ceramic & Brass OME (2-3/4")
- Ceramic & Brass OME (2-3/4")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Multi-foil designs
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Multi-foil designs
- Native American Sterling Silver (1-1/2")
- Native American Sterling Silver (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Radial design - Painted metal (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Radial design - Painted metal (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Radial design - French Ivory (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Radial design - French Ivory (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Radial design - Pewter (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Radial design - Pewter (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Turned design
1-1 Face designs - Pattern - Turned design
 - Black Glass with gold luster (1-1/4")
- Black Glass with gold luster (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Letter - DUG  (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Letter - DUG (1-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Letters - Lead (3" x 2")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Letters - Lead (3" x 2")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Monogram letters - Painted metal
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Monogram letters - Painted metal
- (1-1/2")
- (1-1/2")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Monogram letters
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Monogram letters
 - Brass  & white metal (2-1/4")
- Brass & white metal (2-1/4")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Numbers - Brass (1-1/2" x 3/4")
1-1 Face designs - Symbols - Numbers - Brass (1-1/2" x 3/4")
 (Time) "1:58" is likely the time for a one mile trotter race.
(Time) "1:58" is likely the time for a one mile trotter race.

To download and print a pdf of the history and information about Bridle Rosettes click here.

Some descriptions of these buttons may be cut off.  Full descriptions can be seen in the slide show mode.

Div. IV  Section 1 : Bridle Rosettes

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Credits and References Credits:

1. Westminster Psalter, by Matthew of Paris, c. 1250

2. Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies


Acknowledgements:

Special Thanks to Ron Thomas who provided a number of references cited and made his collection of bridle rosettes available for the majority of the images shown on these pages. Others who contributed reviews, comments and images included Judy Schwenk, June Chapman, Barbara Barrans, Pat Koehler, Debra Wisniewski, Jane Perry, Lou Yeargain, Ronnie Wexler, and Sally Gibson. A special thanks to Joan Lindsay & Joy Journeay for their expert editing skills!


References:

(1) Bridle Rosettes by Joseph W. Anderson - Just Buttons, March 1953

(2) Bridle Buttons by Dorothy Foster Brown - Hobbies, August 1978

(3) Bridle Rosettes by Louann Chaudier - Western Horseman, August 1997

(4) Bridle Rosettes by Dr. Ralph Merkle - Spinning Wheel, Jan/Feb 1963

(5) Rosettes by Charles Nash - North/South Civil War Traders, Vol. XXVI (date unknown)

(6) Bridle Rosettes by Clara Nisbet - Spinning Wheel, May 1964

(7) Bridle Rosettes by Thelma Shull - Hobbies, April 1943

(8) Horse Bridle Rosettes by Paul S. Smith - Just Buttons, Feb 1958

(9) Bridle Rosettes by Ruth Ann White - Missouri State Button Society Bulletin, Winter/January 2009 (Volume 61 Number 1)

(10) National Button Society Blue Book, 2013 - 2017, Official NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines Current