#204 18th-C Fox & Monogram

Large 18th century silver effusively engraved with the initials G (?) B, floral stems, a garland, and a rather humorous fox. Reverse shows large silver loop shank and maker’s mark IB. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#202 18th-C Hunter & Horse Tombac

A hunter astride his horse sounds the horn on this finely engraved 18th century tombac. Typical tombac loop and cone shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#198 18th-C Gilt Copper with Star

Handsome gilt copper with hand chasing and a blued steel center decorated with a copper cut-out star. The blued steel has suffered some corrosion. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#177 18th-C Royal Copenhagen

Large 18th century white pierced porcelain button made by the Royal Copenhagen factory. Reverse shows backmark of three wavy blue lines and four-way self shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#172 18th-C Copper and Steel

Elaborate 18th century copper with gilt and patterned center embellished with steel jewels bordered by a ring of steel embellished with more steel jewels. Copper rim completes the outermost border. Tinned steel reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#171 18th-C Passementerie & Repoussé

Two medium buttons from the late 18th or early 19th century including a gilt metal repoussé woodback and a foil covered passementerie with sequin, coiled wire thread, and paste decoration. The woodback retains the original catgut thread and the passementerie reverse shows stitched and gathered linen. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#163 18th-C Gilded Octagon

Fully gilded copper button with finely hand-tooled borders, including a lobed inner border. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#162 18th-C Copper Star

Large copper imitating passementerie fabric, with fabric-textured background and sequin-like die-struck disks. Silvered reverse with heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#158 Liberty Is My Glory

Large copper button from the French Revolution, with one of the mottos of the era above an altar with crossed swords and a liberty cap. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#160 18th-C French Woodback

A fine 18th century button from the time of the French Revolution. Pressed gilt brass over a wood mold back shows the Liberty cap and fasces, below the words ‘Republique Francaise’. Shown BBB PL 295-27. Original catgut shank thread still intact. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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