#282 School Children Lacquerware

Two children, a girl and a boy, are off to a day at school with schoolbags over their shoulders. Handpainted Russian lacquerware. Self tunnel shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#284 Fighting Toddlers Woodback

“Hair-Pulling” woodback of two young tots locked in battle while confined to their chairs. A similar version is shown BBB PL 196-9. Japanned reverse shows a German backmark with a metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#274 Esmeralda and her Dancing Goat

Esmeralda shakes her tambourine while her goat dances on this scarce one-piece brass version of the Victor Hugo story. Shown BBB PL 156-5. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#268 Sled Dog Portrait

Scrimshaw in fossilized walrus ivory by artist Nuguruk, a portrait of a husky. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#248 Shakudo Gamesmanship

Two men holding fans are spectators as a pair of roosters battle it out in high-relief, Japanese mixed metals. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#227 Monkey Inlay in Wood

High contoured wood features a inlay with surface relief of a charming monkey in dyed and natural color iridescent shell. Self peg shank with Asian backmark. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#238 Large Arita Fish

Large and wonderful realistic red colored fish in Arita porcelain. Reverse shows backmark TK within a circle, red JAPAN stamp, and self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#204 18th-C Habitat with Wax Coots

Two wax coot parents watch for danger as three wax chicks look alert nestled among bits of fern and other natural material on this 18th century under glass habitat button. Copper rim and reverse. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#220 Engraved Chinese Zodiac Buttons

You’ll have every animal you’ll almost ever need with this incomplete set (snake missing) of Chinese zodiac buttons. Engraved and tinted bone designs mounted in wood include the horse, rabbit, rat, pig, dragon, goat, tiger, monkey, ox, rooster, and dog. Imported from China. Self wood peg shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#190 Balloon Stencil V.I.

A studio artist’s sepia stencil transfer on vegetable ivory depicting a hot air balloon ascension with flag waving passenger. Natural bark rims the button. Signed and dated on the reverse, CM ‘09. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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