#276 Verbal and Numeral Tire

Rubber tire encircles a gray polymer center. The tire is marked IDEAL TOY CO. and 600-16. Metal pin-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#221 Matryoshka Trio

Three handpainted wood Matryoshka dolls originating in Russia. One holds a rabbit, one a flower bouquet, and one a chicken. Signed and dated on the reverse. Wire loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#209 Motiwala Inlay

A long antlered antelope 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.

#210 Rabbit & Frog

A rabbit and a frog meet up on this scarce Victorian brass pictorial. Brass self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#219 Atlee Mother & Child

Studio artist Sara Atlee created this lovely handpainted silhouette on polymer, depicting a knitting mother leaning forward to converse with her little boy. Signed and dated “Atlee ‘95.” Noted as a limited edition 3/10. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#172 18th-C Copper and Steel

Elaborate 18th century copper with gilt and patterned center embellished with steel jewels bordered by a ring of steel embellished with more steel jewels. Copper rim completes the outermost border. Tinned steel reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#177 18th-C Royal Copenhagen

Large 18th century white pierced porcelain button made by the Royal Copenhagen factory. Reverse shows backmark of three wavy blue lines and four-way self shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#142 Minerva on Shell

Copper escutcheon of the goddess Minerva, with dragon adorned helmet, decorates this iridescent abalone shell disk. Small rounded brass plate and wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#143 18th-C Enamel Treasure

Spectacular enamel with a fable scene composed of green gold and gold paillons fired onto cobalt enamel with a white enamel border. This is button #18 on Plate 7 of Vivian Ertell’s book and is one of four buttons she describes, deservedly, as “among my favorites.” (Line in white enamel at 8:00 happened in the firing and isn’t a scratch.) Counter enameled. Est. selling price is $3000 and up.

#157 Ivoroid on Shell

Large iridescent grey oyster shell with sepia-washed buffed ivoroid (celluloid) bust of a warrior. Brass loop shank and plate. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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