#282 Kewpie Triplets on Shell and Celluloid

Brass Kewpie doll triplets decorate a lustrous pearl disc which is mounted on a black celluloid wafer. Kewpie dolls were first conceived as a baby cupid character in a comic strip by Rose O’Neill published in 1909. The first bisque dolls were produced in Germany, in 1912. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#280 Lavender Glass Jewel in Brass

An unusual jeweled brass cloak button featuring four faceted lavender foil-backed paste jewels in a decorative border with four separate ruff-collared brass cabochons mounted on the brass. Japanned reverse with wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#215 Realistic Terrier Head

Fabulous and large realistic terrier’s head in relief metal with realistic textured detail. Quality paint finish. Mounted on a shaped brass back. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#184 Lion Head Door Knocker

Realistic gold painted Lion head with rhinestone eyes clenches a mirror-backed glass door knocker with its saber teeth. The glass is mounted on metal. Elongated shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#171 Shell on Dark Natural Material

A high contoured polished dark natural material button mounted with a shell disc in a double mount: first a brass rim, then a decorative white metal border. This border has caused some scratching on the dark base material. A lacquered wood dome supports the shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#133 DuBois Pearl Carriage Scene

A large antique pearl button with an intricately engraved and tinted scene of a two-horse carriage transport. By the talented and versatile artist Nancy DuBois. Reverse is signed and dated NB 1999. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#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.

#24 Pierced Green Jewel

Large faux filigree pierced brass design embellished with amber brilliants and a center green glass oval cabochon. Two wee chips in the green glass. Elongated shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#3 Shell with Moon Painting

A collaboration between artists Sara Atlee and Nancy DuBois resulted in this charming moon-face over the city painting mounted in the engraved shell with mirror-paste embellished border. See the companion piece in Lot #29. Only 10 of these sets were created. Signed, numbered, and dated on the reverse “Atlee 8/10 NB 1995.” Applied metal plate cut-out shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.