#292 High-Top Boot

A woman’s Victorian high-top boot, brass with shell. From the early 20th century. One of the most elusive members of a well-known set of realistics. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#246 Satsuma Ball with Wisteria

Purple wisteria blooms decorated this small and scarce satsuma ball button. Scalloped brass plate and loop shank attached at the black glazed base. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#208 Fat Cat Jacksonian

The rare and desirable “Fat Cat” Jacksonian, ca. 1825-1840, the “Golden Age” of brass buttons, when President Andrew Jackson led the new Republic through a time of expansion and prosperity. Shown BBB PL 113, #22. Omega shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

#181 Rare Early Pants Button

Embossed brass scene of a gentleman farmer with agricultural implements beneath a starry sky. Four-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#170 Pietra Dura Fly

A fly inlay in cream and black hardstone (pietra dura) with transparent rock crystal wings. The black stone border is partially chipped away from 8:00 to 10:00. Both etched and drawn (under the wings) detail. Another example of this button is shown BBB PL 149, #16. Yellow metal rim mount with support bar and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#147 Gooderham Owl Window PW

A wide-eyed gold foil owl peeks out the front of this red cased paperweight by John Gooderham with five windows. John’s signature cane is at the bottom left of the owl. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#81 Aqua Tingue

A small and scarce Div. I glass tingue button in aqua in a faceted ball shape. Molded self shank with thread grooves. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#100 Small Deluxe Enamel Head

A young woman’s enamel portrait evocative of the work of the English Pre-Raphaelites. Gold foil pallions decorate her dress and hair. Silver mount marked STERLING on the reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#80 Medea Small Handkerchief Corners

The head of Medea, the sorceress who helped Jason and his Argonauts find the Golden Fleece. Handkerchief corners construction and gilt decorative finish. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#11 Twisted Cane Overlay

Three colors of twisted cane, dark blue, light blue, and clear spiral around as an overlay for the clear ball base. Swirlback with copper shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.