#216 Triple Layer Shell Set

A set of four three-layer shell buttons in graduated sizing, purchased in France in 1910 by the original owner. Surface carving decorates the face of the buttons. Two-hole sew-thrus. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#166 A Musician and a Hero

Two portrait buttons include a small white metal depiction of a man turning the crank of a hurdy gurdy, and a brass portrait of Andreas Hofer (1767-1810), Tyroleon innkeeper and folk hero, as he led the rebellion against a Napoleonic and Bavarian invasion in 1809. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#141 Classic Lithograph Duo

Small and medium lithographs on coated paper feature classic portraits. Reverse shows threadbacks over the metal mounts. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#156 Thistle Duo

A medium two-piece brass with shell background features a brass thistle escutcheon, and a small Vauxhall glass with thistle etching. The brass is backmarked FINE QUALITY. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#45 Arita Floral Quartet

Four Arita porcelains with floral designs include a purple chrysanthemum, cherry blossoms in red and purple, and an orchid on a rectangular shaped button. Self shanks. The three round buttons are backmarked. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#21 Fabric, Enamel, & Crystal

This mixed lot includes a small cricket cage openwork brass with emaux peints enamel face, a small beautifully faceted rock crystal (tested) prong mounted in silver or silvered metal, and a medium velvet fabric decorated with ribbon roses, embroidery and a bit of wire wrapped thread. A border of metal laced roping loops around strands of very fine silk threads. A silk ribbon was added to the gathered reverse for attachment. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#35 M/D Duchess Portrait

A small and medium finely detailed portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire in her signature feathered hat. The silvered border design contrasts with the yellow metal portrait. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.