I would welcome any suggestions about a set of 6 decorative buttons that I have.
They came from a great aunt of mine so I have no idea how old they are. They are in a red box with a Mappin Brothers logo on the lining inside. Part of it says ‘By her Majesty’s special warrant’ so I assume this must either make them post-1952 or pre-1901.
Five of the buttons have what looks like Britannia on them and the sixth a different mythological figure.
They are very discoloured BUT I can’t find any hallmarks on them (just a number on the back of each). Am I right in assuming then that they are not silver? Could they still be electroplated? Or are they more likely to be pewter?