#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.

#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.

#282 Kewpie Triplets on Shell and Celluloid

Brass Kewpie doll triplets decorate a lustrous pearl disc which is mounted on a black celluloid wafer. Kewpie dolls were first conceived as a baby cupid character in a comic strip by Rose O’Neill published in 1909. The first bisque dolls were produced in Germany, in 1912. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#290 Sam Biern Quartet

Two medium and two large Sam Biern buttons include a red fabric-back poppy flower, a black fabric-back eagle insignia, a red wood fabric center with pierced chain border, and a contoured brass cabochon in wood design. All have SAM BIERN N.Y.C. or N.Y. backmarks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#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.

#262 Silver Bear

Large, handmade, realistic coin silver or sterling bear, Navajo or Pueblo. Engraved with a celestial figure. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#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.

#270 Spindle Glass with Snake

Large blue spindle with silver-lustered snake, from the early 20th century. The rim appears to be metal. Rather, it is a faux effect of the molded rim and silver lustered finish. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#274 City Mice Country Mice Studio

Large quality yellow metal modern version of the old tale “the Country Mouse and the City Mouse.” (The white metal cheese does not respond to a magnet.) Stylized signature backmark on the reverse. Wire 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.

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