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Vintage Buttons: ‘Ludovicus Rex Non Capit Orbis’ 7x16mm

Vintage Buttons:  ‘Ludovicus Rex Non Capit Orbis’ 7x16mm
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‘Ludovicus Rex Non Capit Orbis’ translates from Latin into ‘There Is No Room In The World For More Than One King Ludwig’ (or Louis).

This is the legend stamped around the circumference of the buttons. The forms of two men or angels stands either side of a large shaped barrel-like structure, within which is an oval containing 3 (I have since discovered) Fleur-de-Lis which stand for purity and light and is the floral badge of France. Apparently, the central portion of the design is reminiscent of the coat of arms on show at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France (another link to French royalty).

A set of 7 buttons on the card. These 2 piece buttons (i.e. face and bottom pieces crimped together around the circumference) are cast from metal, probably copper based and each has a very robust shank to attach the button to the garment, such as a blazer or coat. They have a diameter of 16mm.

These buttons are in excellent condition. It is possible that they have never been used before.

Please note: These buttons do not have holes drilled into them (such as all the other’s I’ve seen online). The buttons are intact and have a shank on the reverse.

Each button is 16mm in diameter.



My mother and grandmother both had stashes of buttons, most of which were purchased before I was born (and I remember the ‘Swinging 60’s’!).
I used to love to play with the buttons, plunging my tiny hands into the tins and jars of multi-coloured 'gems'. I spent hours sorting them into coloured piles, size relation piles, design piles and any other pile I could think of.
Decades later, after I had inherited the tins and jars of historical lovelies, I came up with the 'brilliant' idea of sharing the love with whomever would like to adorn their creations with something a bit different, a bit 'special'.
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