#241 Sun Goddess

Realistic silver openwork button depicting a combination of Isis, mother of all Egyptian gods, and RA, the head Egyptian god, symbolized by a beautiful woman and the glaring sun. Rounded key shank on the reverse is marked STERLING. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#248 Large Micromosaic

A fabulous micromosaic comprised of tiny multicolored glass tesserae presents a blooming array against a radiating patterned ground. The gilded mount with decorative rim and border is a fitting showcase for the inlay. Copper wire loop shank on an applied cupped plate. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#240 Figure in Steel Cup

A brass cutout figure mounted against the engraved flat brass back is encircled with a border of steel jewels. Steel cup mount with engraved border design. Shown BBB PL 204-13 and titled “Sailor Boy.” However, with his coarse weave clothes, and the background grass/grain engraved elements, perhaps he’s a farmer boy? Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#232 18th-C Paris Gate Verbal

A finely painted architectural scene of PORTES ST. DENIS in Paris. 18th century painting on natural material, mounted under glass in a silver plated border. There is a hairline crack center left – which is not a crack but rather a scratch in the painted surface, and not a flaw in the underlying material. The glass is in perfect condition. (updated info). Tinned reverse with copper U shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#239 18th-C French Revolution

Painting on paper under glass with Liberty cap and Masonic emblems surrounded by a laurel wreath. (Flaw in paper is virtually invisible at actual size.) Est. selling price is $600-1500.

#208 Shell Background Aluminum

Iris blooms on an aluminum design, stamped & chased, and made to imitate tortoise, over a pearl background. Ca. 1890-1900. The Victorians considered aluminum a precious metal, rarer than gold. Shown in “Buttons” by Epstein-Safro, pg. 128. One iris bloom has lost its stem. Backmarked PARIS with elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#213 Fiddling Cat

The Cat and the Fiddle from nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle.” The button has a mold mark on the reverse with a copper shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#188 18th-C Horseman

18th century heraldic figure riding a horse. Sepia monochrome black background painting on natural material. Mounted under glass with copper rim with a serrated inner edge. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#194 Screenback Wyvern

Rare screenback of individually hand-engraved and applied bars, surmounted by a detailed wyvern and embellished with cut steels. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#169 Cherub with Mandolin

Charming emaux peints enamel with a champlevé border. Est. selling price is $200-400.

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