#279 Georgian Children

Two little boys ride on the back of a third on this lovely and detailed Dieppe carving of natural material over pink foil. Under glass in copper mount with loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#233 18th-C Pictorial Enamel

White pierreries surround an array of gold pictorial paillon birds, vases, & a butterfly. Central emaux peints reserve depicts a sea fan, a type of soft coral. See our Autumn 2021 auction, Lot #173, for a button from the same enamelist. Plaquette in gilded copper or gilded brass. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#234 18th-C Lion and Crown Copper

An 18th century copper button featuring a rampant lion and crown with the motto “LIBERTAS PRO PATRIA.” The lion and crown suggests a British livery button but the motto does not. It is an officer’s button of the Brabant Revolution in Belgium against the Austrian rulers in 1789. Gilded over copper in mint condition. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#239 18th-C French Revolution

Painting on paper under glass with Liberty cap and Masonic emblems surrounded by a laurel wreath. (Flaw in paper is virtually invisible at actual size.) Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#204 Engraved Verbal Tombac with Horse

A large 18th century French Tombac featuring a galloping horse and incised with the word “Intrepidite”:  resolute courageousness, fearlessness and bravery. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#174 18th-C Glass in Copper

Pink foil glows thru eglomisé and reverse-painting on this splendid copper with a design under glass. Button is #19 on Plate 6 of Ertell’s “The Colorful World of Buttons.” Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#113 18th-C Two-Color Gold on Copper

18th century two-color gold braised onto copper with center flower and leafy garland border design. Backmarked with European hallmarks. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#114 Early Scrimshaw

Early and fine scrimshaw button depicting a sailing vessel viewed from off its bow. Swaged-in silver or silver-plated shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#118 Austro-Hungarian Enamel Jewel

A rare and ornate Austro-Hungarian silver button, pierced, enameled, jeweled, with filigree decoration. Probably late 17th century or early 18th century with later assay marks. Shown in “Buttons” by Epstein-Safro, pg. 55. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#98 Battersea Enamel Stable Scene

A superb transfer printed enamel in soft brown, probably Battersea, 1753-1756. Finely set in a double gilt mounting. The unusual shank of two crossed gilded copper wires imitates the catgut shanks of wood or bone back buttons of the early-mid 18th century. Reference BBB PL 12-16. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

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