#262 Asian Warrior Enamel

An extraordinary button featuring a mythical Asian warrior’s head against a background of matte enamel on this silver or silvered metal button. Bezel-set turquoise glass cabochons form the border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#279 18th-C Architectural

A domed landmark of 18th-century Paris is depicted in textured white gesso under glass on a lavender background. Copper rim and tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#245 Realistic Arita Dragon

An extra-large and fabulous realistic dragon in Arita porcelain from Japan. Double brass shanks set 1/2” apart to securely attach the button. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#253 Motiwala Carving

Elaborate and scarce Motiwala carving in natural material features a seated child against a pierced background with serrated border. Brass loop shank with small scalloped and pierced plate. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#209 Georgian Enamel with Pastes

A pierreries-encrusted cobalt enamel disk bordered by the foil-wrapped “black-dot” pastes. Scalloped silver mount. A few wee chips at the edge of the enamel. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#202 Engraved Sporting Tombac

A hunting hound leaps for the unfortunate fox held by the hunter on this 18th century engraved tombac. Fine detail and beautiful condition. Typical tombac cone and loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#208 Fat Cat Jacksonian

The rare and desirable “Fat Cat” Jacksonian, ca. 1825-1840, the “Golden Age” of brass buttons, when President Andrew Jackson led the new Republic through a time of expansion and prosperity. Shown BBB PL 113, #22. Omega shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#174 En Grisaille Green Man

Layers of fired white enamel of varying thicknesses form the shades of grey on the black base of this deluxe enamel Green man. (Scratch in enamel, insignificant at actual size.) Brass rim and reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#156 Big Diamond & Ruby Ball

The last word in ball-shaped buttons, a hollow sphere of woven gilded metalwork topped with a six-point star studded with diamonds & a ruby (stones tested & confirmed). Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#159 18th-C En Grisaille Painting

Large 18th century en grisaille painting set under glass features a classically and minimally draped woman, perhaps a goddess, lighting or tending a fire atop a pedestal. Gilt copper rim and reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

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