#300 Sailing the River

A boat with red sail traverses a river in a peaceful rural scene with cottage structures on the hillside and birds in flight against a big sky. Handpainted lacquered wood from Russia. Artist signed on the reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#245 Air Force Chapel Ceramic

The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs depicted in a transfer on porcelain, made as the commemorative show button for the NBS annual show in 2009. Applied metal plate and loop shank. Reverse is marked NBS 2009 and Cindy Webb, the artist. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#253 Skating in Central Park

Quality-marked sterling silver signed “DFH,” for the family studio of sisters Faith Strobel and Hope Boltz, and their father Don Mason. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#222 Dubois Pinna Shell Bonnet Girls

Two “Sunbonnet Babies” feeding baby chicks is the charming engraving on this large pinna shell from artist Nancy Dubois. Reverse shows applied shank, artist’s initials signature, and date 1996. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#192 Mikado Moon Swinger

Madame Butterfly swings from a crescent moon within a bamboo frame on this wonderful silvered brass Victorian theater button. Lots of detail including a wallpaper background, the fluttering butterfly, Madame’s parasol, and the flowering tree behind her. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#138 Emily and the White Doe

A large Victorian brass pictorial titled “Emily and the White Doe of Rylstone” from a poem by Wordsworth. This button features an elaborate mount with multiple border designs. A plain version is shown BBB PL 197-15. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#57 Large Amber & Paste Jewel

Lovely quality yellow metal with an attractive openwork center quatrefoil design embellished with prong mounted yellow, amber, and clear glass pastes. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#28 Victorian Lily of the Valley

A large Victorian pictorial features a relief brass escutcheon of lily of the valley applied to the brass back with reticulated design. A true twisted ribbon and cord border frames the button. Elongated brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.