#297 Dancers Under the Moonlight

A miniature diorama from plastic and paper elements has been constructed under glass for this British made bakelite button. Reverse backmarked MADE IN ENGLAND, BRIT. AND FOREIGN PATENTS. Molded peg shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#298 Mexican Silver

A ten-point star-like design in silver from Mexico with high contoured silver domed center. Backmarked with silver content 925 and MEXICO. Silver U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#266 DuBois Painted Turtle

Painted wood turtle with carved detail sits atop a separate wood disc painted to resemble a rock or mud flat with fishes in the surrounding water. The turtle’s four feet and tail are painted paper. By Nancy DuBois. Artist’s signature and date 2000 is on the reverse. Applied shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#272 Dutch Children Enamels

Two Dutch children, in realistic shape copper with colorful enameling. A rare related pair from the studio work of Herman Lowenstein. Signed “HL” on the reverse with applied copper plate and loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#274 City Mice Country Mice Studio

Large quality yellow metal modern version of the old tale “the Country Mouse and the City Mouse.” (The white metal cheese does not respond to a magnet.) Stylized signature backmark on the reverse. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#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.

#235 Steel Fleur de Lis

A realistic shaped Fleur de Lis constructed of individually riveted steel jewels, including both spindle and crescent shaped steels. Brass wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#209 Archway Painting

A painting on paper under glass of a monk walking under a stone arch. Created in the style of 18th century buttons, though probably made in the 19th century. Copper border and gilded brass back with a copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#189 18th-C Dragon Slayer

Rare 18th century mother-of-pearl features Hercules killing a dragon. The painting on natural material is set under glass with a gilded copper border with an additional gilded copper border on the pearl. Est. selling price is $1500-3000.

#179 18th-C Wood

18th century wood turned with concentric circles and centered with a gilded copper pinshank. Also rimmed in gilded copper. Est. selling price is $400-600.

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