#284 Portrait Painting on Shell

A young woman’s portrait beautifully painted on luminescent shell by a Russian artist. Lacquer coating. Silver mount with double twisted rope borders. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#262 Asian Warrior Enamel

An extraordinary button featuring a mythical Asian warrior’s head against a background of matte enamel on this silver or silvered metal button. Bezel-set turquoise glass cabochons form the border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#229 Mexican Copper Fish

A copper fish in the shape of a fountain ornament with glass eye is featured on a gilded metal oval back. This button can also be found with the fish facing the opposite direction. Backmark of artist MAYA above MEXICO. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#207 18th-C Copper

Elaborate tool work in multiple concentric rings, with alternating elements lightly silvered. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#215 Bakelite Horse Head

Realistic horse head in green bakelite sports a glass eye. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#187 Toy Train Verbal

A little wood and brass toy train can’t wait for you to purchase the “3 CENT TICKET 1908” token, so it can make its way around the brass track circling the inner rim of the cherry wood mount. All aboard! By artist Elizabeth Mott. Green paint background and painted train. Glass cover. Unseen reverse of the authentic token reads “Municipal Traction Co.” Reverse shows inset copper plate with loop shank and artist’s nameplate. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#166 Rebus Lacquerware

“Bee Leaf in miracles” states this charming handpainted paper mache lacquerware from Russia. Signed and dated on the reverse V.R. RUSSIA.2004. Rounded self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#120 Gilded Nouveau Dome

Large high-domed silvered and gilded brass with nouveau pierced design and steel jewel embellishment. Support bar reverse with hefty wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#107 Dubois Venus Fly Trap

Engraving on polymer of a Venus Fly Trap by artist Nancy Dubois. A great addition for your plant tray! Signed and dated 1996 on the reverse. Applied metal shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#83 A Grand Peacock Eye

A large jewel centered by a claw-set peacock eye with inner border of steel stars and true rope-twist outer border. Spectacular. From the late 19th or early 20th century. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

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