#297 Jet Palm Tree

A palm tree on a square button carved from Siberian jet by Balinese artisans and commissioned in a limited number by Bob Benson. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#277 Aztec Beetle Enamel

This enamel on copper “Aztec Pictogram” with pine needle border is a clever artistic collaboration from the enamel studio of Janet White and the pine needle weaving studio of Elvira Bowers. The button comes mounted on a decorated card. Artist stamp on the reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#243 Twin Towers Memorial

Finely detailed, handpainted square Russian lacquer button commemorating the historic Twin Towers in NYC. Signed and dated by the artist. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#258 Petosky Native American Head

Large Petosky stone carving of a head in profile of a Native American with feathered headdress. Two-hole sew-thru. Initial signed and dated on the reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#192 Elfrink’s Girl with Teddy & Purse

A little girl with her best Teddy friend and a favorite red purse, carved from three materials by artist Brad Elfrink. The figure is in natural material, the bear is rosewood, and the moveable purse – with wire handle – is bakelite. Reverse is artist signed and dated 8-31-10. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#193 Princess and the Pea Pinna Shell

Fairy tale illustration on pinna shell, engraved and gold-filled by artist Nancy DuBois. Green paste embellishment – for the pea! Artist signed, numbered and dated 2006 on the reverse. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#195 Handpainted Cobalt Glass Quartet

Four cobalt artisan painted buttons designed by the late Geri Peck of California, painted by a family of skilled artisans in the Czech Republic, and produced in limited quantities. Here is a girl playing dress-up, a boy fending off enemies, a boy bugling for his cat, and a girl with her pet duck. Reverse shows backmark H gp 07 with plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#132 Asian Tumbler

A young girl performs her gymnastic stunt on this engraved carving in natural fossilized material. Five colors of tint were used to accentuate the engraved areas. Self peg shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#133 Handpainted Ballet Dancer

A lacquered wood painting from a Russian artist features a dancing ballerina. Gold curtains and stage set the scene. Signed and dated ‘96 on the lower right front. Inserted wire U-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#135 Wrestlers Jasperware

Two wrestlers compete in their sport on this jasperware ceramic by studio artist Shirley Shaw. Artist signed on the reverse with date ‘08. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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