#283 Battersea Pewter Fairy

A fairy with long curly locks rests upon foliage while she feeds a hummingbird on this colorful tinted Battersea pewter. This was the 2009 commemorative button for the Florida State Button Society Show. Founder’s head shank. Backmarked FSBS 2009, BATTERSEA 2009. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#294 Shell Background Seed Pod Design

A beauty of a botanical design features a crescent shape with pod, leaves, and berries mounted on rich iridescent shell. Steel star embellishment. Brass mount. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#299 Verbal Crepuscule Bargas

A large brass Armand Bargas signed Art Nouveau era button featuring a woman’s head in profile against a sky with a star and flying bats. This is one of a series of four subjects representing the progression of a day through dawn (Aurore), day (Jour), dusk (Crepuscule), and night (Nuit). Nuit is shown BBB PL 232-5. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#192 Atotharo

Here is Atotharo, Iroquois chieftain, identified in Nicholls (Supp., 32-1690), and also identified by collectors as Medusa. Shown in the BBB PL 228-10. Atotharo was the snake haired Iroquois chief, whose identity here is designated by the aquiline nose. One-piece brass stamping with border of pear-shaped steels and faceted steel eyes and mouth. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#168 Turquoise Glass in Metal

Three turquoise glass shapes radiate from center brass swirls on this large cloak button. Japanned reverse with wobble shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#158 Stolen Kiss

Large Victorian romantic scene. The unusual subject is often classified with fans. Twinkle background behind the fan. Shown BBB Pl. 219-4. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#116 Arctic Hunting Scene

An oblong bisque ware ceramic octagon features a line drawing transfer of an arctic fisherman on the hunt. A Stella Rzanski button. Self shank. Signed and dated on the reverse, S.R. ‘83. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#33 Cherub Among the Grapes

A fine painting on silk of a plump golden haired cherub picking grapes. The grapes and surrounding leaves are embroidered. Early 19th C. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#12 Glass-Eyed Owl

Large owl face with faceted green paste eyes and a pierced border design. Reverse support bar with shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.