#223 Roller-Skating Bear

Large silver realistic, a bear on roller-skates. Backmarked “Sterling” along the ridge of the bear’s back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#238 Frog on Bidri

This extra-large oval button features a hand-painted frog mounted on bidri. Heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#219 Dubois Cat & Mouse

An opaline glass mouse is the plaything of the stalking cat on this delightful pinna shell engraving from artist Nancy Dubois. The cat has blue paste eyes and gold filled engraved detail. Two-hole sew-thru. Signed and dated on the reverse. The artist titled her work “Jake’s Delight.” Est. selling price is $100-200.

#185 Liberty Sheds a Tear

The Statue of Liberty sheds a tear for this engraved and pigmented rendition on mother-of-pearl by artist Dianne Schefferly. Made in commemoration of September 11, 2001. Signed on the reverse. Brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#189 Coachman’s Pearl

Large and exquisite engraved and pigmented pearl from the early part of the 19th century. The detailed scene shows a coachman and four passengers atop a coach pulled by four high stepping horses. Coaching was a popular English gentleman’s sport of the time and coachmen were said to have worn these large pearl buttons on the capes of their uniforms. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#193 Billy Goat

Brass billy goat applied to a pearl disk and mounted in a fine wood mount. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#196 Still Life with Grapes

Hanpainted Russian lacquerware featuring a bunch of grapes in a still life composition. Artist signed on the reverse. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#143 Dieppe & Brocade

Fabulous Dieppe carving with crewel-embroidered brocade fabric sewn to the button via a border of tiny apertures. Late 18th/early 19th century. Gathered fabric shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#149 Crewel Embroidery

Wool covered wood mold decorated with crewelwork embroidery, utilizing wool thread with additional metallic-covered thread french knots. Gathered fabric reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#158 Mucha Ivoroid

Large ivoroid Mucha-style woman’s head inset with red, emerald green, & turquoise glass cabochons, & two tiny pastes. Heavily gilded mount with true rope-twist border. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

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