#291 Christmas Card

In time for the holiday season, a decorated card of 15 small to extra large buttons. Included is a scarce black glass swirlback with red foil reindeer, an XLG lucite reverse carved and painted reindeer by artist Cheryl Wood Empson, a painting on wood under acrylic by Hope Boltz, a glass moonglow Christmas tree, a Christmas tree painting on pearl by Gretchen Gauthier, Bethlehem pearls, a V.I. mistletoe design, and more. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#293 Moveable Bakelite Nutcracker

With moveable arms and jaw, this toy soldier Nutcracker is ready to take on any miniature nut! Created by studio artist Brad Elfrink, in three colors of Bakelite with painted detail and fuzzy wool hair. Signed and dated on the reverse, Brad Elfrink 11-18-15. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#261 Arita Fortune Gods and Noh Figure

Three black Arita porcelain buttons featuring three of the Japanese fortune gods and a full figure Arita porcelain of an old woman Noh theater character. Self shanks. The fortune gods are backmarked. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#273 Monkey Business

Shell background with a most unusual brass escutcheon on iridescent grey oyster shell mounted in metal. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#251 Cobalt Handpainted Glass Quintet

Five 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. Reverse shows backmark H gp 07 with plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#258 Battersea Descent From the Cross

Extra-large oval Battersea silver depicting the removal of Jesus from the cross. Intricately detailed. Founder’s head shank. Backmarked BATTERSEA 2001 STERLING SILVER. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#222 Verbal French Architecture Set

Five white metal buttons with verbal depictions of famous French landmarks including the Pantheon, Chartres Cathedral, Versailles, Versailles Trianon, and Sacre-Couer at Montmartre. Metal loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#223 Signed Portrait on Pearl

A young lad’s portrait, with a disdainful expression and clothing of the aristocracy, painted on iridescent pearl by a Russian artist. Heavily lacquered and mounted in a silver rim and back with a double roped border. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#236 Painted Dinner Plates Set

A dozen painted polymer dinner plates, each different, with designs to coordinate each month of the year. Originally distributed by JHB. The plates come in their own special wood wall display unit with a brass ring for mounting, and a slot within the display squares to hold each plate upright. The display unit measures 6” wide X 5 1/2” high. Plates have applied plastic peg shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#205 18th-C Shell in Metal I

Engine engraved shell face embellished with a center amber paste, red tinted metal beads, and framed with a circlet of beaded copper and an outer border of green enamel. Copper rim and reverse with silver tint. Heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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