#287 Garter Heads

Two silk garter heads, both over metal molds. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#288 Flapper Face Celluloid

A painted 1920s era Flapper face centers this celluloid button with coiled spring border. Applied celluloid bubble shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#289 Reverse Intaglio Head

A fine classic female reverse intaglio on a blue background is framed by the surface molded border. Fancy silver prong mount and silver reverse, which, oddly, was not shaped with an exact fit for the glass piece. Signed and dated on the reverse CST 98 (Cindy Tsubaki) with STERLING mark. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#297 Jet Palm Tree

A palm tree on a square button carved from Siberian jet by Balinese artisans and commissioned in a limited number by Bob Benson. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#298 Popper Jewel

Light blue domed “Popper” glass intermixed with bright copper and ochre tones mounted in brass with elaborate floral garland border design. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#282 Coiled Snake Polymer

A snake curls around and to the center of this large black polymer. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#283 Heron Screenback

A desirable brass bird button with an escutcheon of a heron resting with one leg raised against an intricate lacy design screen back. Nice featherwork detail on the heron. Elongated brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#285 Feeding the Birds Ivoroid

A sepia tinted ivoroid titled “Sarah Lennox at Holland House”, inspired by a painting by Reynolds. The brass version is shown BBB PL 203-3. Original tint decorated brass rim with tinted steel inner liner. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#263 God with Koi Fish Satsuma

An extraordinary Japanese Satsuma featuring Ebisuten, the god of commerce. As the god of prosperous business and of large harvests, he is also the patron of fishermen. Finely detailed and beautifully painted. Shown in Satsuma Buttons and Buckles by Nishida and Allen, p. 219. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#268 Mexican Silver Copper Inlay

A large zodiac button from Mexico of a copper Aries ram inlaid in a bed of turquoise and stone. Silver rim and reverse. Mexican origin backmarks, Sterling quality marks, and maker’s mark DH within a circle. Est. selling price is $100-200.

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