#293 Blue Glass Jewel in Brass

A domed and faceted blue glass jewel centers this large decorated brass cloak button with multiple border designs. Self hump shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#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.

#299 Verbal Crepuscule Bargas

A large brass Armand Bargas signed Art Nouveau era button featuring a woman’s head in profile against a sky with a star and flying bats. This is one of a series of four subjects representing the progression of a day through dawn (Aurore), day (Jour), dusk (Crepuscule), and night (Nuit). Nuit is shown BBB PL 232-5. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#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.

#291 Bargas Eau Verbal

An Armand Bargas design from his “elemental” series featuring a woman’s head with seaweed elements in the Art Nouveau EAU (water) flowing style. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#292 Swan Border Cobalt Jewel

An interesting pierced tinned white metal design features blue glass protrusions framed by a border with swans and dragonflies. Elongated post with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#263 Hamm Lion

Large pictorial wood couture button by the Parisian master, Henri Hamm, who designed extensively for Elsa Schiaparelli. See also Lot #289 for another Hamm. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#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.

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