Spring 2019 Buttons! Auction

Our Spring 2019 Buttons! Armchair Auction opens for bidding April 30 and closes May 25. OPEN the WINDOW for a FRESH and FABULOUS assortment of collectible buttons from the 18th century to modern! Open wide the window to the newness that Buttons bring us over and over again. Open the window to the breathtaking beauty, ingenuity, history, art, and craftsmanship of the BUTTONS in our Spring Auction closing May 25. Register Today to bid on these refreshing buttons!

Arita Tulip

SPRING brings TULIPS! Enjoy this array of Tulip Buttons! Here is a large (particularly for this type of button) 1 1/2″ realistic Tulip in Arita porcelain from Japan.

Enamel Tulip in a Steel Cup

A champleve enamel tulip blossom with foliage and bud is mounted against a textured back with a center steel pin on this steel cup button from the 19th century.

Faux Embroidery

A colorful triple Tulip design meant to resemble embroidery is actually painted pressed wood. Made in Czechoslovakia in the first half of the 20th century.

Glass in Bakelite

Lacy glass Tulip design with a beautiful iridescent luster mounted in black bakelite from the 1930’s.


Collectors are always looking for unusual materials to enhance a tray. This 1940s-50s era woven raffia features a hyacinth and a tulip bloom, and did very well in our Winter 2018 Auction.

Aluminum Tulip

This ochre tinted aluminum one-piece wafer button was fashioned from a 1950’s era aluminum tray – which was cut, tumbled and tinted – creating this cool design.

Square Lacy

Beautiful cranberry color and lovely tulip petal corners on this scarce square shaped Victorian Div. I lacy glass.

Ivorine Wafer

A triple Tulip design decorates this 19th century ivorine wafer accented with cut steels and painted coloring.

Celluloid Wafer

The Art Deco Tulip Border on this extra-large celluloid wafer frames the center wavy pattern over glittery gold and green foil. This is Lot #168 in our current Spring 2019 Auction.

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