#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.

#300 Hey Diddle Diddle

Characters from the nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle” decorate this large ceramic jasperware. Here is the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumping over the moon, the little dog laughing, and the dish running away. Signed “Shirley” (for Shirley Shaw) and dated ‘93. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#282 Kewpie Triplets on Shell and Celluloid

Brass Kewpie doll triplets decorate a lustrous pearl disc which is mounted on a black celluloid wafer. Kewpie dolls were first conceived as a baby cupid character in a comic strip by Rose O’Neill published in 1909. The first bisque dolls were produced in Germany, in 1912. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#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.

#289 Hamm Wood

From the Parisian mid-20th century designer Henri Hamm, a one-piece wood with expertly turned discs in ever-increasing size. See also Lot #263 for another Hamm. Self carved shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#292 Swan Border Cobalt Jewel

An interesting pierced tinned white metal design features blue glass protrusions framed by a border with swans and dragonflies. Elongated post with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#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.

#297 Dancers Under the Moonlight

A miniature diorama from plastic and paper elements has been constructed under glass for this British made bakelite button. Reverse backmarked MADE IN ENGLAND, BRIT. AND FOREIGN PATENTS. Molded peg shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#298 Mexican Silver

A ten-point star-like design in silver from Mexico with high contoured silver domed center. Backmarked with silver content 925 and MEXICO. Silver U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#277 Dubois Musical Gnome

A gnome plays a trumpet in this charming engraved and gilded pinna shell button by Nancy Dubois. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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