#289 Realistic Fun

A celluloid tomato stack and a bakelite bottle of ink. Metal loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#292 High-Top Boot

A woman’s Victorian high-top boot, brass with shell. From the early 20th century. One of the most elusive members of a well-known set of realistics. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#293 Fruit Basket

A large painted realistic plaster basket holds a colorful variety of good things including a pear, apple, cherries, melon, and a nut. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

#295 Aluminum Dog Head

Medium silvered aluminum realistic dog head crafted in France in the late 1940s by Font Guillot for the fashion industry from unused war machinery. See example in Loic Allio’s book, A Button Odyssey. Cast self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#297 1968 N.B.S. Commemorative

Extra-large commemorative from the 1968 national N.B.S. show in Wichita, KS, “Air Capitol of the World.” Original show card included. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#300 Moon & Balloon

Herman Bangeman Jr.’s cameo-carved shell depicts a hot-air balloon in the moonlit and starlit night sky. Signed and dated. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#283 Spinning Wheel Bimini

A large Bimini glass from England featuring a spinning wheel decorated in gold luster. Gold luster reverse lends a rich depth to the amber glass. Backplate backmarked MADE IN ENGLAND with the potted plant logo. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#284 Portrait Painting on Shell

A young woman’s portrait beautifully painted on luminescent shell by a Russian artist. Lacquer coating. Silver mount with double twisted rope borders. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#285 Needlework Girl

A young girl dutifully tends to her needlework on this engraved and pigmented shell from artist Dianne Schefferly. Signed and dated on the reverse. Brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#263 French White Enthnicities

Large openwork four-leaf clover with five heads of various ethnicities. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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