#284 Gnome and Wolf

A medium and scarce button with a scene of a little gnome conversing with a dog or wolf as he stands next to a tree stump – or is it an entrance to an underground hideaway? A toadstool is in the foreground. Shown BBB PL 183-16. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#250 Turquoise Lion

The carved head of a lion in turquoise gemstone gives a mighty roar from this square button mounted in silver. Reverse shows 925 silver mark and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#236 French Livery

A quality silvered French uniform or livery features a crown with drapes showcasing a shield surmounted by a rampant crowned eagle and lion. Backmarks include G.&CIE PARIS with a heraldic symbol and a shield numbered 32. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#210 Art Nouveau Openwork Jewel

An Art Nouveau jeweled design set in silvered brass fronds. The unusual shape of the jewels suggest the French company Piel Freres, Paris, circa late 19th century or very early 20th century. (Added note): The jewels are in two colors of amethyst and rose pink. The photograph does not pick up the colors. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#220 Contoured Wood Dog Head

A carved dog’s head in relief on this old wood. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#152 Couple At the Well Horn

“Sweethearts at the Spring” is the title of this rare molded horn, depicting a young woman drawing water from a well, while her male companion watches. Shown BBB PL 3-4. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#134 Deluxe Painted Portrait

This pretty lady’s portrait, painted on natural material and set under glass, is distinctive for the blue flowers in her hair and on her dress, and the generous blue makeup above her eyes. A pink bow adorns her neck. The background is painted with a lovely watercolor effect. A border of sparkling brilliants frames the portrait. Silver mount and heavy silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#72 Four Fowl Turn-Again Pattern

An elaborately carved design in wood features four heads of geese or ducks with necks intertwined. Centered in the design is a striped green glass cabochon. Shaped brass mount with roped rim. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#43 Cartier Enamel

A fine basse-taille enamel with embedded gold foil leaves and star. Early 20th C. Backmark CARTIER Paris-Londres with silver hallmarks on the reverse and shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#53 Cameo Couple

A man and woman cuddle beneath a bower on this dramatic sew-thru shaded pearl cameo. Additional info (after catalog printing): Identified as Paul and Virginia, as they shelter from the storm under a banana leaf! Reference the NBS article by Carole Adrian, July 2007, p. 114-117. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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