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10007-1 Didactic display, pearl buttons, pearl shell, maker unknown, Sydney, Australia, 1875-1885. Click to enlarge.

Half an oyster shell demonstrating pearl shell button manufacture.

Made
  • 1875-1885
A pearl shell with three circular holes of varying sizes cut through the surface of the shell.

Summary

Object No.

10007-1

Object Statement

Didactic display, pearl buttons, pearl shell, maker unknown, Sydney, Australia, 1875-1885

Physical Description

A pearl shell with three circular holes of varying sizes cut through the surface of the shell.

Dimensions

Height

10 mm

Width

100 mm

Production

Made

  • 1875-1885

History

Notes

Part of didactic display used to illustrate the manufacture of pearl buttons from Australian pearl shell, as occurred in Sydney between 1875 and1885.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Half an oyster shell demonstrating pearl shell button manufacture. 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 March 2021, <https://ma.as/15>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/15 |title=Half an oyster shell demonstrating pearl shell button manufacture. |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=7 March 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Technology & Innovation at the Museums Discovery Centre.