#299 Verbal Tole Balloon

Brass escutcheon pinned thru a tole-decorated brass base with hand-engraved sky details. TGOLF can be seen under the balloon’s netting. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#264 Qutab Minar

Completed in 1386, this minaret in India’s Qutab Minar complex is still the world’s tallest brick minaret. Architectural painting under glass set in silver during India’s British Raj era. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#268 Lions and an Elephant

An extra-large intricately carved natural material button depicting a tusked elephant fending off two attacking lions, one male and one female. Swaged-in brass shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#249 Large Bamboo Gin Bari

Beautiful and large gin bari enamel featuring a bamboo plant against a background with color gradation. Silver mount with loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#232 Hugo Fish Hook

An unusual button of a fishing hook made of feathers and set in metal under glass. Made by Francois Hugo for Elsa Schiaparelli in the late 1930’s. Shown in Loic Allio’s book Boutons, p. 167. Gilt metal mount. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#207 18th-C Copper

Elaborate tool work in multiple concentric rings, with alternating elements lightly silvered. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#189 Coachman’s Pearl

Large and exquisite engraved and pigmented pearl from the early part of the 19th century. The detailed scene shows a coachman and four passengers atop a coach pulled by four high stepping horses. Coaching was a popular English gentleman’s sport of the time and coachmen were said to have worn these large pearl buttons on the capes of their uniforms. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#172 Squirrel Transfer Clambroth Glass

Rare large clambroth glass with a transfer of a squirrel on a branch. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#178 Elizabethan Pair

From the mid 1500s England hail these two enamel buttons, including a lion or beast in the style of the creatures in the border of the Bayeux Tapestry. Black and white enamel background on a copper convex base, and a quatrefoil pattern with dark blue and white enamel. Originally from the Warren Tice collection. Drilled integral shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#179 Motiwala Leopard Inlay

A handsome leopard with engraved and tinted detail inlaid in tropical hardwood. From the Motiwala firm of mid-20th century India. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

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