#293 Art Nouveau Plique a Jour

A silver Art Nouveau female head with aqua plique a jour enameling filling the spaces between her loops of flowing hair. Backmarked PARIS and a 900 silver quality mark. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#264 XLG Rabbit Satsuma

Extra-large Satsuma porcelain features a leaping rabbit outlined in gold with decorated gold border design. Zodiac Year of the Rabbit – which happens to be this 2023 year – occurs every 12 years. Other years were 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and after this year will occur again in 2035. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#266 Satsuma Set in Original Box

Encased within the original wood box and still sewn to a maroon silk covered paperboard, this set of six Satsuma porcelains feature a design of three peony blooms in pink and blue with gold encrusted foliage and a background of the tiniest gold dots. A border of gold scrolls over black completes the design. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#261 Full Figure Arita Gods Set

Medium size full figure set in Arita porcelain of the seven Japanese Fortune Gods. The set comes mounted and framed, ready to hang on your wall. Each button is backmarked with Japanese characters and JAPAN. Self shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#263 God with Koi Fish Satsuma

An extraordinary Japanese Satsuma featuring Ebisuten, the god of commerce. As the god of prosperous business and of large harvests, he is also the patron of fishermen. Finely detailed and beautifully painted. Shown in Satsuma Buttons and Buckles by Nishida and Allen, p. 219. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#241 Buttons of the Bible

A complete “Books of the Bible and Buttons”, with pages originally published by Mildred Clay in 1948. Her signature and “gift notation” to a friend is on the inside title page. 93 buttons on 12 printed pages comprise this lot, all neatly packaged in a blue three ring binder, with buttons and pages protected in plastic sleeves. Majority of the buttons are 19th-C pictorials, with a few Div. III buttons. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#244 Deluxe Indian Architecture

A large and exquisitely detailed painting of an interior courtyard of an Indian palace. The painting is set under glass in a silver rim and back. From the mid 19th century during the time of the British Raj when the British Crown had dominion over the Indian subcontinent. Similar examples can be seen in Buttons by Epstein & Safro, p. 100. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#253 Mice on a Drain

Wonderful high-relief silvered brass depicts two mice (or rats) atop a drain grate. Embellished with two claw-set turquoise glass cabochons. The rounded reverse shows two air-holes and the loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#254 Motiwala Giraffe Inlay

This tropical hardwood button features a fine inlay comprised of natural material and wood depicting a giraffe standing amongst savannah grasses. From the Motiwala company of India. Inserted brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#235 Stuart Crystals Group

As in our last auction, we are once again offering EIGHT Stuart crystals, from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Yes, eight of these little silver mounted quartz rock crystal gems, most with bright pink foil framing the gold filigree cypher. Two oval shaped are still connected with the original toggle. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Load More