#283 Heron Screenback

A desirable brass bird button with an escutcheon of a heron resting with one leg raised against an intricate lacy design screen back. Nice featherwork detail on the heron. Elongated brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#285 Feeding the Birds Ivoroid

A sepia tinted ivoroid titled “Sarah Lennox at Holland House”, inspired by a painting by Reynolds. The brass version is shown BBB PL 203-3. Original tint decorated brass rim with tinted steel inner liner. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#286 Gazing at the Moon

A French Fop holds binoculars and gazes at a crescent moon. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#294 Jeweled Basket

A basket overflowing with foliage and blooms in six colors of tiny paste jewels is framed with an openwork border of clear paste embellished scrolls on this quality silvered metal button. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#295 China Igloo

A white dome on the brown speckled base for this scarce china igloo example. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#296 China Group with Acorn

An interesting mix of china buttons including a scarce solid color acorn shape, a whistle, a three-color stencil, two hobnail rims, and a gray speckled two-hole. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#298 Popper Jewel

Light blue domed “Popper” glass intermixed with bright copper and ochre tones mounted in brass with elaborate floral garland border design. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#278 Monkey Ascending a Ladder

A brass monkey climbing a ladder embellished with steel jewels over a brass background designed to look like a well opening. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#262 Teal Dragon Gin Bari

A cool teal dragon over icy silver decorates this Gin Bari enamel from Japan. Silver rim and reverse. Silver wire shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#263 God with Koi Fish Satsuma

An extraordinary Japanese Satsuma featuring Ebisuten, the god of commerce. As the god of prosperous business and of large harvests, he is also the patron of fishermen. Finely detailed and beautifully painted. Shown in Satsuma Buttons and Buckles by Nishida and Allen, p. 219. Est. selling price is $200-400.

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