#292 Anchor & Fish on Steel

Large flat steel disc features a brass escutcheon with anchor, fish, and ocean plant life. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#266 Cobra on Bidri

A cobra, in a striking pose, painted on a thin oval disc and mounted in a heavy bidri metal frame. Heavy wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#252 Arctic Hunters Pinna Shell

Large pinna shell with gilded engraving depicting a figure demonstrating to a child the way of the arctic hunter. Unsigned. (Added note: Nancy Dubois has verified that this is her work from 1997.) Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#257 Painted Monkey on Bidri

This large oval button features a handpainted center depicting a monkey perched on a branch. The painting is mounted on bidri. Heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#260 Black Deco Wing

Square laminated casein with a black layer on white base is hand-carved with a stylized wing design. Brass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#232 Cat and Mouse

A kitten has the upper paw on this handpainted and lacquered square button from Russia. Reverse is signed and dated 1996 by the artist. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#207 Antler Chamois Head

The head of a chamois, the European mountain goat-antelope, carved in antler bone. These buttons were often brought home from Austria or Bavaria by Victorian travelers. Shown BBB PL 110, #1. Inserted heavy metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#181 Jade Lotus Flower

Beautifully carved jade (tested) in a dimensional multi-layer realistic lotus blossom. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#180 Oval Watch Crystal Pictorial

Look closely to see a bird in downward flight and a turtle among foliage and a branching tree on this molded watch crystal oval with colorful backpaint. Brass four-way shank on the black lacquered reverse. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#112 Bing & Grondahl Bridge

Monochromatic porcelain transfer by Bing & Grondahl (now part of Denmark’s Royal Copenhagen). Set in sterling by Phil Linley, with a window for the B&G mark. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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