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(Top)  Unmarked brass disk coat button.
(Bottom Left)  Brass disk button stamped on back "EXTRA/ BEST COLOUR" (post ca. 1795; Hinks 1995)
(Bottom Right)  Brass button back with a Sanders shank and a "PERFECTIONNE/ PARIS" backmark.  The manufacturer of this button is unknown, albeit the Parisian firm of Viette & Gourdin did use the term "PERFECTIONNE" on their button backmarks during the early 1840s
(Tice 1997: 78).  The stamped domed face of this button is missing.