I have always wondered at ceramic buttons. Surely they can’t wash and wear well, unless you do it by hand? Even then, surely some would loose or chip their glaze? From the newspapers, these appear to have been mainly used on clothes such as coats that were rarely washed or dry cleaned. Perhaps they had to be removed before cleaning? What a bother!
The Age (Melbourne), 17th March 1949 page 7.
Perhaps the unknown Melbourne firm featured on the ‘mysteries page’ made these buttons for well-to-do Melbourne ladies shopping at the exclusive George’s. See http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/mysteries-please-help/ During the 1940s -1950s, starved of novelty and fashion during the war, women looked to buttons to make impact on the severe tailoring of the time. With shortages of many other materials, brightly coloured ceramic and glass buttons were in vogue.
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