#285 Feeding the Birds Ivoroid

A sepia tinted ivoroid titled “Sarah Lennox at Holland House”, inspired by a painting by Reynolds. The brass version is shown BBB PL 203-3. Original tint decorated brass rim with tinted steel inner liner. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#276 Realistic Coral and Silver Ant

A sterling silver realistic ant bezel mounted with three oblong coral gem cabochons. Backmarked LC, STERLING. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#244 Deluxe Indian Architecture

A large and exquisitely detailed painting of an interior courtyard of an Indian palace. The painting is set under glass in a silver rim and back. From the mid 19th century during the time of the British Raj when the British Crown had dominion over the Indian subcontinent. Similar examples can be seen in Buttons by Epstein & Safro, p. 100. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#236 Early Stamped Silver

Late 18th or early 19th century one-piece stamped sheet silver with pierced design. Nice early example of this technique. This type of button was made in southern Germany and Austria in imitation of the expensive cut-steel buttons worn at that time by the upper class. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#212 Realistic Flying Arita Bird

A colorful realistic shaped bird in flight in Arita porcelain. Backmark TK within a circle. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#188 Motiwala Greenaway Enamel

Three Kate Greenaway girls shelter under an umbrella from the rainy spring day on this large enamel mounted in silver. By the Motiwala firm from India. The illustration is from Greenaway’s Birthday Book for the month of April. Elongated silver shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#189 Victorian Sea Bathers

Charming and scarce scene depicts a mother and daughter at the seashore in their “bathing” outfits. The beach, a ship, and changing room structures complete the scene. Shown BBB PL 196-11. Backmark D . L PARIS on the tinned steel reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#167 NRA Circle and Crescent

This National Recovery Act pressed wood button has a crescent and circle design against a background or concentric arcs and radiating lines. Like the previous lot, this button was only made for a short time period in U.S. history when the National Recovery Act was in place, from 1933 until 1935. Backmarked NRA and original paper label with eagle logo is still intact. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#149 Verbal Columbus at Sea

Large white metal depicting Christopher Columbus aboard his ship, the Santa Maria. Lots of great detail describing the ship’s rigging, sails, the figure of Columbus with navigation map, the quarterdeck, and the words AMERICA AHOY! and SANTA MARIA. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#113 18th-C Pastoral Battersea Enamel

Here is a most desirable enamel, the superb pastoral cow scene from the Battersea factory. This late 18th century painted enamel on copper with counter enameled back depicting two cows in a meadow is framed with gold rococo scrolls on the pink border. Est. selling price is $1500-3000.

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