#178 Elizabethan Pair

From the mid 1500s England hail these two enamel buttons, including a lion or beast in the style of the creatures in the border of the Bayeux Tapestry. Black and white enamel background on a copper convex base, and a quatrefoil pattern with dark blue and white enamel. Originally from the Warren Tice collection. Drilled integral shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.