#296 Owl & Cherub Livery

Double livery of an owl and a kneeling cherub with stars within a belted verbal border inscribed “Think and Thank.” Silver plated over copper. Backmarked DOUGHTY & CO. 103 ST. MARTINS LANE LONDON. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#284 Gnome and Wolf

A medium and scarce button with a scene of a little gnome conversing with a dog or wolf as he stands next to a tree stump – or is it an entrance to an underground hideaway? A toadstool is in the foreground. Shown BBB PL 183-16. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#286 Zip It Up

Five zipper buttons! Includes a marigold colored glass with silver luster zipper, two gilt metal with cold plastic enamel finish, and two white metal designs. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#291 Bargas Eau Verbal

An Armand Bargas design from his “elemental” series featuring a woman’s head with seaweed elements in the Art Nouveau EAU (water) flowing style. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#269 Snake Over Turquoise Glass

Fabulous gilded snake twists across turquoise glass with intentional pitting meant to resemble turquoise gemstone. The glass is set in a fancy prong rim and gilded reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#275 Shoemaker Elf Livery

A medium one-piece brass with a charming picture of an elf sitting atop a dotted toadstool as he fashions a new shoe with his little hammer. Backmarked “FIRMIN, LONDON” with a heavy brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#246 Japanese Theater Character

One piece metal made in the style of Japanese shakudo features a character from Japanese Kabuki theater. Three colors: gold, silver, and copper, enhance the dark metal. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#250 Turquoise Lion

The carved head of a lion in turquoise gemstone gives a mighty roar from this square button mounted in silver. Reverse shows 925 silver mark and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#251 Four Seasons Painting on Pearl Set

Four lake scenes, similar in view, though different, and each featuring a different season, are painted on iridescent pearl rendering beautiful glows to each button. Hand painted by a Russian artist. Silver mounts with rims and double rope borders. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#252 Battersea Holiday Bears

A mother Polar bear and her cubs snuggle together in this snowy scene above a SEASON’S GREETINGS banner. In silvered pewter from Battersea. Backmarked BATTERSEA 2004, FINE PEWTER with the founder’s head shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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