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Jesuit Trade Rings
Bosun's Pipe Hanger
Jesuit Trade Rings (above)
Our reproduction trade rings are similar to 17th and 18th century examples that were made by priests from scrap brass. The heart ring can be traced to Roman originals. The octagon has the itinials I N on it for Jesus of Nazareth.
When ordering, please state your ring size and whether you would like the Octagon or Heart style.
Jesuit Trade Ring: $22.00 each
Stock Clasp (above, two pairs shown)
Handmade in the USA. Historic reproduction.
Late 18th-early 19th century clasp, copied from an original in a private collection. Made in copper, as the original was.
Clasp measures 2" tall, and measures either 1 3/4" or 2" wide, depending on which hole is used to close the clasp.
Stock Clasp: $25.00
Sleeve Buttons (images above, not to scale)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
Sleeve buttons were used by both men and women for shirts and chemises. The dimensions and shapes of our sleeve buttons are copied from originals in our collection. They're made with a flat face perfect for engraving, soldered shanks, and a soldered wire loop connecting them - just like the originals. They close the wrists of your chemise or shirt smoothly, and they look professional, clean, and a little fancier than Dorset buttons.
The oval buttons fit buttonholes between approximately 1/2" and 3/4" wide, and the octagonal buttons fit 3/4" - 1" buttonholes.
Sleeve Buttons, oval: $30.00 per pair
Sleeve Buttons, octagonal: $30.00 per pair
Bosun's Pipe Hanger (above)
A status symbol for a bosun's mate, the suspension device for the pipe. A chain for a necklace is attached to the top two rings, and a short piece of chain attached the pipe to the lower ring. From an 18th century painting. The slightly domed face is perfect for engraving! Brass, soldered rings.
Bosun's Pipe Hanger: $30.00
Click here to see original examples of clog fasteners found in Colchester, England.
Bosom Bottle (above)
For M'ladies bodice we have a reproduction ca 1753 Bosom Bottle. Designed as a small funnel shape to hold a few drops of water and a small flower or two,and clip onto her bodice. Some were wrapped in green ribbon. Some were tin, brass, silver or even glass. Ours is made in brass.
About 4 inches long, and 1/4 in diameter at the top.
Bosom Bottle: $45.00
Busks for a formal look to M'ladies dress. Triangular in section, beautifully cut from curly maple, measuring 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 in width and 11 inches long. Reproduced from originals.
For the Squire and Gentlemen we proudly present a mid 18th century wig powderer and a powder bottle. The powderer is a small version of a bellows , about 6 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 wide and 2 1/2 high. Wood with leather bindings and steel nails. It has a spring mechenism inside the spout and port cover are brass. Used to powder wigs as well as put a vermifuge on your wig in event of a lice infestation. Made to order reproduction, mid 1700's. Just what you need to touch up your wig.
The powder bottle is a magnificently turned horn item that opens from both top and bottom to fill. It measures about 1 1/4 wide and 3 1/2 tall and is beautiful. Made to order reproduction.
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