#291 Bargas Eau Verbal

An Armand Bargas design from his “elemental” series featuring a woman’s head with seaweed elements in the Art Nouveau EAU (water) flowing style. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#260 Carved Monkeys

Two monkeys with tinted decorative finish detail are featured on this old natural material carving originating from Japan. Self peg shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#237 Liberty Cap Enamel

Commemorative emaux peints enamel on copper depicting symbols of the French Revolution. Counterenameled. (Lines in enamel are cooling craze, not damage or wear.) Est. selling price is $100-200.

#183 Early Elephant Livery

One-piece silvered copper livery from the end of the 18th century or early 19th century featuring a tusked elephant and grove of trees surmounting a braided torse. The button makers noted by the backmark manufactured together from 1797-1799, and continued using the mark until 1811, though no longer manufacturing together. Backmarked FIRMAN & WESTALL. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#175 18th-C Shell on Gilt Repoussé

This 18th century button features an engraved shell with center paste pinshank on a gilded ground with an outer border repoussé garland. A copper rim completes the design. Tinned reverse. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#176 18th-C Passementerie

Red, green & gold foil sequins sewn into a wreath design with coiled wire thread decorates the face of this 18th century button covered in gold sheet metallic material. Woven fabric reverse sewn with coarse thread. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#164 Deluxe Enamel Portrait

Finely detailed enamel portrait of a lady’s head on an unusual green guilloché background. Touches of gold foil in her headband and necklace. Elaborate silver border. Mid to late 19th century. Clearly visible silver mark 900 on reverse. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#165 Ivoroid Portrait

Sepia tinted ivoroid portrait of a head in an elaborately plumed hat. A cross dangles from a string of pearls at the neck. Brass rim. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#155 Nouveau Botanical Enamel

An irregular shaped enamel featuring a gilded design of a branch with berries, or perhaps olives due to the shape of the leaves. Gilded scrolls form the border. Gilt reverse with backmark EM PARIS. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#124 Out the Window!

Humorous, detailed and naughty scene of a father or husband emptying a chamber pot on an unwanted visitor flirting with a semi-nude woman at the lower window. France, early 20th century. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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