#299 Thumbprint Bimini

This olive toned Bimini glass with touches of rust, purple, aqua and gold with center thumbprint impression is believed to be a Lucie Rie design. However, positive provenance regarding glass examples is disputed. Gilt brass backplate with backmark MADE IN ENGLAND and the potted plant logo. (Updated information after catalog printing.) Est. selling price is $60-100.

#283 Heron Screenback

A desirable brass bird button with an escutcheon of a heron resting with one leg raised against an intricate lacy design screen back. Nice featherwork detail on the heron. Elongated brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#286 Gazing at the Moon

A French Fop holds binoculars and gazes at a crescent moon. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#287 Garter Heads

Two silk garter heads, both over metal molds. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#290 Bethlehem Pearl Fan

Realistic fan carved in Bethlehem with lustrous iridescence. Original provenance card included. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#295 China Igloo

A white dome on the brown speckled base for this scarce china igloo example. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#296 China Group with Acorn

An interesting mix of china buttons including a scarce solid color acorn shape, a whistle, a three-color stencil, two hobnail rims, and a gray speckled two-hole. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#297 Jet Palm Tree

A palm tree on a square button carved from Siberian jet by Balinese artisans and commissioned in a limited number by Bob Benson. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#298 Popper Jewel

Light blue domed “Popper” glass intermixed with bright copper and ochre tones mounted in brass with elaborate floral garland border design. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#270 Macaque Monkeys

Arita porcelain square with three little macaques in the classic see no/hear no/speak no evil pose. Self-shank and impressed backmark. Est. selling price is $60-100.

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