#284 Gnome and Wolf

A medium and scarce button with a scene of a little gnome conversing with a dog or wolf as he stands next to a tree stump – or is it an entrance to an underground hideaway? A toadstool is in the foreground. Shown BBB PL 183-16. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#285 Seven League Boot M/D

A large and small brass story button titled “Hop O’ My Thumb and the Theft of the Seven League Boot”, shown BBB PL. 194-7. The double strand twisted border design reveals a tinted underliner. Japanned reverses with wire loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#294 Shell Background Seed Pod Design

A beauty of a botanical design features a crescent shape with pod, leaves, and berries mounted on rich iridescent shell. Steel star embellishment. Brass mount. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#296 Owl & Cherub Livery

Double livery of an owl and a kneeling cherub with stars within a belted verbal border inscribed “Think and Thank.” Silver plated over copper. Backmarked DOUGHTY & CO. 103 ST. MARTINS LANE LONDON. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#269 Snake Over Turquoise Glass

Fabulous gilded snake twists across turquoise glass with intentional pitting meant to resemble turquoise gemstone. The glass is set in a fancy prong rim and gilded reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#275 Shoemaker Elf Livery

A medium one-piece brass with a charming picture of an elf sitting atop a dotted toadstool as he fashions a new shoe with his little hammer. Backmarked “FIRMIN, LONDON” with a heavy brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#279 Georgian Children

Two little boys ride on the back of a third on this lovely and detailed Dieppe carving of natural material over pink foil. Under glass in copper mount with loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#280 Lavender Glass Jewel in Brass

An unusual jeweled brass cloak button featuring four faceted lavender foil-backed paste jewels in a decorative border with four separate ruff-collared brass cabochons mounted on the brass. Japanned reverse with wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#243 Gin Bari Koi Fish Enamel

Medium Japanese gin bari enamel featuring a silver Koi fish against a teal ground. Silver mount. Japanese Kanji mark on the reverse. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#244 Japanese Metalwork Geisha

A Shakudo figure of a woman wearing a kimono mounted on a natural material disc with engraved and tinted botanical scenery. Self shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

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