Pretty brass buttons fly from the waistcoat of Bilbo Baggins when he must squeeze through a crack to escape the clutches of Gollum. But as Bilbo will prove to his doubting Dwarf companions, there is much more to this Hobbit than buttons and pocket-handkerchiefs. Bilbo’s Brass Button is an exquisite replica of the original acorn buttons created by the 3Foot7 Costume Department for actor Martin Freeman’s costume.
Each button is manufactured in Wellington, New Zealand. Spincast from 99% pure zinc and electroplated in an antique brass finish and then buffed and lacquered. Each button comes mounted on a backing card inside a zip-loc bag.
The button diameter is .8 in (2mm) and features a shank on the back for easy attachment to your waistcoat. Just make sure to fasten each button meticulously to avoid losing them all when squeezing through tight spots…
Please note: We do not recommend machine washing or dry cleaning the buttons. We have included a small split ring to allow the buttons to be made easily removable from your garment.
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