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#1 Magic Rabbit

Spring attached carved rabbit from natural material ready to leap from the carved top hat. Artist signed and dated, 11.28.05 Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $16

Next minimum bid: $18

#2 Rabbits Pictorial

A large Div. I brass button features two rabbits near a fence against a finely lined background. A similar button with rabbits in the same pose is shown BBB PL 99-13. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#3 Lacy Glass in Metal

Gold-lustered and paint-washed lacy glass featuring a bird talon and plume, mounted in metal with a parti-silvered frame and japanned back. Wobble loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#4 Dragonfly and Iris Over Tortoise

A dragonfly has alit on the foliage of an iris bloom on this pierced gilt brass overlay design with tortoise shell background. Gilt brass reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#5 Amino Resin Fox Sew Thru

A 1930-40s era large coat button, probably for one made of fur, featuring a fox curled around the face of the button. Molded amino resin in brown. Shown BBB PL 25E-13. Two-hole sew thru. Backmark POLAND. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $46

Next minimum bid: $51

#6 Horse Head

Resin horse head imitating turquoise with attractive mottling is mounted on a thick black base. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#7 Playful Rabbits

Three charming rabbits engaged in jump roping adorn this large antique dark pearl. Swaged-in brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#8 XLG Wedgwood Conversion

This dark blue background Wedgwood ceramic features a bucolic scene of a seated young shepherd, a young pup on his lap as he gestures to another dog by his side. His staff, pipe, and water bag rest nearby. Silver rim mount with twisted ribbon border. Originally made as a brooch pin, the silver bar with shank was added later. Conversions are not acceptable in NBS competitions. WEDGWOOD backmark. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#9 Motiwala Fable

A wily fox reaches for clusters of grapes hanging from an arbor. Carved of natural material under glass with an emerald-green foil background in a silver mounting. A mid-century piece by Motiwala of India. Elongated silver shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#10 Spirit Portraits in Wood

Wood button with embossed polymer center depicting a soulful connection between a young woman and her horse. Dated ‘89 and signed h.b. for artist Herman Bangeman. Brass wire shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $101

Next minimum bid: $111

#11 Hand Holding Horse

Realistic boxwood carving of Asian origin depicts a hand nestling a seated glass-eyed horse. Wonderful detail. Carved self-peg shank. Artist signed. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#12 Atlee Rabbit

A rabbit in mid-hop features on Sara Atlee’s charming polymer button. Signed and dated.
Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#13 Battersea North American Animals

This extra-large Battersea pewter features seven North American creatures including Grizzly Bear, Brown Bear, Owl, Eagle, Wolf, Cougar, and Goose. Founder’s head shank. Backmarked BATTERSEA 2016 FINE PEWTER. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#14 Doe in the Forest

A doe nestles amongst the forest foliage on this Victorian brass. Shown BBB PL 110-18. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#15 Medium Micromosaic Rabbit

A white rabbit nibbles vegetation on this Italian micromosaic mounted in 14K gold (quality mark and heat-release hole on back). Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $185

Next minimum bid: $195

#16 Bethlehem Pearl with Abalone

Carved abalone shell building representing the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem with cutout windows and door is laminated to the mother-of-pearl mount with pierced border design. Applied shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#17 Gnome on Skate

This clever gnome seems to dance across the ice with his pointed toe shoes as he rides atop an ice skate. Scarce Victorian-era scene shown BBB PL 246-6. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $21

Next minimum bid: $26

#18 MOP Rose

A high-relief rose bloom carved in mother-of-pearl with pierced and carved border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#19 Tintype Woman

A Victorian-era woman sat still for long minutes for the photographer who took this portrait of her. Fancy brass border and japanned steel back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#20 Glass in Painted Metal Trio

These chic glass-topped cone-shaped buttons were originally purchased in France in 1910. The foil-backed glass cabochons include two opaline and one peacock blue. Japanned reverses with brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#21 Moon Over the Water

Dark shell carved to reveal a luminescent moon is etched to replicate shimmering water revealed by the moonlight. White metal collet with brass back. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $41

Next minimum bid: $46

#22 18th-C Pearl with Paste

A scalloped bordered mother-of-pearl is mounted with a saw-tooth bordered steel and a smaller etched pearl disc. The sparkling paste pin-shank joins all on this 18th century beauty. Copper flat-wire loop completes the pin-shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#23 XLG Gay 90s

Extra-large gilded brass with openwork ornamentation features a dark lavender center faceted oval jewel encircled by small lavender jewels near the outer border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $41

Next minimum bid: $46

#24 The Skater

The Victorians weren’t known for humor, but this rare, extra-large Victorian brass picture button with rectangular cut steels challenges the propriety of the day with a daringly clad female ice-skater. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $185

Next minimum bid: $195

#25 Brass Overlay Black Glass

A subtly faceted Div. I black glass is rimmed in brass with openwork scroll ornamentation overlay. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#26 Screwhead Lumber

Great Victorian one-piece brass depicting three wooden boards held together by four steel screws. Brass wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#27 Winter Skating

Here is the ever-popular, extra-large winter scene known as “Skating in Central Park”. Shown BBB PL 240-3. Japanned steel reverse with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#28 Pave Jewel

Sparkling pave-set pastes bedeck this quality octagonal white metal openwork design in an overlapping ribbon weave pattern. Five larger bezel mounted pastes bedazzle further. Maker’s mark E.G. on the reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#29 Pictorial Glass in Metal

The emergence of buds on this reverse-painted opaline glass tree scene imparts the symbolism of hope to what might be a mourning piece. The metal mount features a pierced border design backed with black celluloid. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#30 Art Nouveau Seasons

Rare original set of the four seasons as ethereal Art Nouveau women. Die-struck figures with fine detail. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#31 Diminutive Tingue

Square transparent yellow diminutive tingue, a scarce Div. I glass button. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#32 Piper Steel Cup

Steel cup with decorative rim features a piper atop a fancy scroll design. Shown BBB PL 207-14. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#33 18th-C Copper

Lovely 18th century copper with delicate engraving and prominent chased border design and leaf flourishes for the six smallest engraved circles. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#34 Ant and Grasshopper Fable

A large French white metal button showing the ant on his doorstep speaking with the grasshopper holding his fiddle. Lots of great detail. BBB PL 149-18. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#35 Brown Tingue

Div. I opaque round shape brown glass tingue. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#36 Man in the Moon

Exquisitely carved dark shell depicts the crescent shaped man in the moon gazing upon the iridescent white pearl background engraved with gold tinted stars. Metal rim and back mount. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#37 Deluxe Popper Glass Jewel

Triangular popper glass center mounted in gilt rim and back is set upon a deluxe frame decorated with light blue enamel and three sets of sparkling pastes, also forming a triangle. The glass was chipped and expertly repaired at one time. Gilt reverse with elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#38 Jeweled Jester

A finely carved jester’s face of natural material set in metal with a paste-jewel border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#39 Yellow Georgian Jewel

Late 18th to early 19th century Georgian era jewel with diamond and deep yellow pastes in a scalloped silver setting. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#40 Gates Watch Crystal

A watch crystal by Theodore Gates featuring mica chips, glitter, and a gold paper scroll design under the crystal. Signed and dated on the reverse, TJG ‘64. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#41 Turquoise Glass and Paste Trio

Two turquoise glass jewel buttons with paste borders including an oval shape, and a diminutive button with the tiniest turquoise glass spindle shapes forming a border around a center paste. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#42 18th-C Multi-Material

This unusual 18th century is comprised of seven different types of pieces including mirror back teal rectangular glass, amethyst pastes, opaline glass cabochons, silver mirror pastes, the etched pearl ground with gold tinted detail, a steel border, and a copper rim. With all those pieces and all the years in-between, a few amethyst pastes were replaced, and a few tiny mirror pastes are missing. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $101

Next minimum bid: $111

#43 Yellow Lacy in Black Glass

Div. I black glass features a yellow lacy glass center with pinwheel pattern and silver luster decorated border on the black glass. An unusual find. Construction is quality, but as other examples of this type have not been seen, inclusion of this button on a competition tray might raise questions. Four-way brass shank with thread grooves. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#44 Two-Color 18th-C

Mint condition two-color 18th century copper in silver and gold finish emphasizing the target design. Gilt finish also on the reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#45 Riveted Steel

Faceted steel cones in three different sizes and spindle shapes are all individually riveted to the openwork back on this late 19th century button. Cutout steel U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#46 Moonface Taxco Silver

This domed Taxco Mexican silver charms us with a smiling man-in-the-moon face. Backmarked STERLING TAXCO. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#47 Bethlehem Pearl Star

This carved pearl from Bethlehem features a five-point star in a lacy openwork border. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#48 Lavender Lacy Glass

This lavender lacy glass imparts a warm amber color due to gold back paint. Silver luster front enhancement. Center five-point star connects to the opposing scroll pattern border. Original gold and black reverse paint. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#49 Ship Livery

One-piece brass livery features a large sailing ship. Backmark FIRMIN & SONS LD, 47 WARWICK ST., REGENTS. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#50 Continental Silver Ship

Continental silver, likely from the Netherlands, featuring a multi-rigged sailing ship. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#51 Balloon Trio

Sail the skies with these 19th century balloon brass pictorials including a small with balloon and gondola in screen, a small engraved design, and a medium high relief balloon on engraved background embellished with steel jewels. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#52 Paste Jewel Over Glass

Green foil-backed glass glows through the paste embellished trellis pattern in silvered metal for this quality late 19th century jewel. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#53 Two Balloons

Large copper button with two hot-air balloons and a cut steel star, made and signed by Faith Strobel. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#54 18th-C Sailboat

A clever artist used the construction of this button to create dimension. The man in his broadbeamed sailing dory is reverse-painted on the underside of the lens, with distant details applied in washes on the white background. Copper rim and shank, tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $252

Next minimum bid: $277

#55 Embossed Leather Set

Embossed gold-filled leather design mounted in metal rim and back in four graduated sizes. Originally purchased in France in 1910. Backmarked PARIS with three stars and the size designation. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#56 Georgian Jewel

This medium Georgian era jewel from the late 18th or early 19th century features two color of paste jewels along with a diamond paste border and center paste. Silver mount with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#57 Norse God Thor

The Norse God Thor is featured on this elaborate Victorian brass design with openwork border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#58 German Silver Ship

An extra-large mid-20th century silver from the German studio of Walter Kramer, master goldsmith and silversmith who specialized in maritime motifs. Backmarked FISCHLANDSCHMUCK GMBH HANDARBEIT. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $27

Next minimum bid: $32

#59 Green Jewel

A triangular faceted green glass jewel held by three extended commas embellished with graduated size steels in a border of swirled acanthus leaves. Prominent wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#60 Enameled Silver Ship

An Arts & Crafts era silver ship scene enhanced with orange and teal enamel. Hallmarks on the reverse include Birmingham city marks, date mark of 1902, and maker’s ZB&S for Zachariah Barrachough & Sons. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $247

Next minimum bid: $272

#61 You Dirty Boy

A medium brass pictorial titled “You Dirty Boy” depicts a woman washing a young boy’s ears. Shown BBB PL 195-21. The image was originally taken from a 19th-C soap advertisement. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $31

Next minimum bid: $36

#62 Dickens Character

Polychrome paper print depiction of Dickens’ character Mr. Sampson Brass, from his novel The Old Curiosity Shop. The print is under clear acrylic set within a gold metalized polymer frame. Backmark label reads ENGRAVIA with a patent number. Applied shank plate. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#63 Red Riding Hood

A large brass picture of “Red Riding Hood and the Wolf,” shown BBB PL 196-2. According to the BBB, this is a reproduction that was done in the 1940s. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#64 Calkins Nursery Rhyme Set

Four medium porcelain buttons made by Lois Calkins in the 1950s depict the “Four Little Kittens” nursery rhyme. Gold luster rims. Clear glazed reverse with self low round turret shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $13

Next minimum bid: $15

#65 Brooks Christmas Toy Set

The complete children’s toy set of casein buttons, hand painted by English artists, Edith and Alan Brooks, and still on the original store card. One of these button toy sets was presented to Queen Elizabeth upon the birth of Prince Charles. (see Just Buttons June 1964). Self molded shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#66 Porcelain Fairy Tale Transfer

A scarce porcelain transfer scene depicting “Puss N’Boots.” The gold and silver lustered sepia transfer image retains fair detail. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $33

Next minimum bid: $38

#67 Literary Button in a Box

Handpainted on the lid of this wood button box is the famous Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and within is a handpainted wood button depicting a character from one of his novels. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#68 Enamel Puss in Boots

Large oval enamel depiction of Puss in Boots features that trickster cat notably well-dressed. By artist Diane Wieler. Reverse is counter-enameld with copper wire U shank and artist’s initialed backplate. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#69 David Copperfield British Bakelite

This scarce British bakelite features a polymer shielded colorful lithograph of David Copperfield, the protagonist in the novel of the same name, by Charles Dickens. Dickens based the story on his own autobiographical account. Backmarked MADE IN ENGLAND, BRIT. AND FOREIGN PATENTS. Self peg shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#70 Old King Cole

French white metal nursery rhyme pictorial depicting Old King Cole enjoying his pipe. Air holes show on the reverse. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#71 Nursery Rhyme Set

Twelve British porcelain buttons with transfer decoration featuring classic nursery rhymes. See National Button Bulletin, Feb. 2010. Gilt metal mounts with rounded shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#72 Sam Biern Floral Jewel

A big brass floral bloom with center yellow jewel mounted in white metal with roped border design. Reverse shows two oval backplates marked SAM BIERN N.Y. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#73 Moveable Rapunzel

Rapunzel peers from her tower on Nancy Dubois’ triangular pinna shell with dichroic pastes and silver wirework tresses that move. Signed and dated. Artist signed and dated on the reverse. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#74 Motiwala Baby

Chubby-cheeked child in a pink jacket, enameled copper set in silver by Indian firm Motiwala. Elongated silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $62

Next minimum bid: $72

#75 Swan Paperweight

An embedded gold foil swan glides inside a John Gooderham paperweight with opaque cobalt base with white and chocolate double overlay. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#76 Mother and Children Silver

A mother sits under a tree while one child climbs on her lap and another child appears to be picking fruit on this hallmark silver. Hallmarks on the front include London city marks and date mark of 1899. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#77 Little Colonel Pair

A large and small pair of the one-piece brass button with applied figure of “The Little Colonel.”  The small has retained its original copper background tint. Shown BBB PL 194-12. The flat brass back has an engraved design of a wall and archway. “The Little Colonel” series of books for children was written starting in the late 1800’s. Brass wire U shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#78 William Tell Reverse Painting

William Tell aims his bow for the apple on his son’s head in this reverse painting under glass. The vintage piece was mounted in silver by craftsman Phil Linley. Backmarked STERLING and signed PHIL. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#79 Frogs Desiring A King Fable

The frogs wanted a king, so Jupiter first sent a log, which didn’t satisfy, so next Jupiter sent the stork. Oops! The frog satisfied the stork! The frog got a permanent lesson in not asking for “more.” Shown BBB PL 152-13. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#80 Naughty Puppy

A puppy nips the hem of a young girl’s dress while she tries to ward him off with her umbrella. Shown BBB PL 190-6. Brass loop shank. Reverse shows two air hole slots. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $15

Next minimum bid: $17

#81 Boy Playing Make-Believe

A boy defends his territory on this handpainted cobalt glass designed by the late Geri Peck. Her designs, produced in limited quantities, were painted by a family of skilled artisans in the Czech Republic. Reverse shows backmark H gp 07 with brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#82 Scaramouche Wood M/D

Scaramouche holds a candle to the night sky as he stands atop the Man in the Moon on this scarce pressed wood in both a large and small mother/daughter pair. Decorated brass rim with steel underliner. Shown BBB PL 164-27. Japanned reverses with brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#83 Cherub Artist Pearl Engraving

A wonderful engraving on pearl of a cherub employing an artist’s palette and paintbrush by artist Diane Schefferly. The reverse is artist signed and dated, 7/94. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#84 18th-C Cupid with Net

An engraving on paper under glass of Cupid deliberately dropping his arrows into a fishing net, classical symbolism for a forbidden romantic relationship. Gilded copper rim and copper loop shank, tinned sheet-iron back. Copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $277

Next minimum bid: $302

#85 Lacy Glass

This Div. I clear lacy glass derives its color from the gold and black backpaint. Molded surface design features a radiating pattern of faceted triangles and all-over beaded texture. Two-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#86 Three Peas in a Pod

A stamped tin button showing the cute and scarce scene titled “Three Peas in a Pod.” Shown BBB PL 194-20. Japanned steel reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#87 Enamel Cupid with Dove

Emaux peints enamel in soft pastels features Cupid or cherub holding a dove. The enamel is mounted in gilt metal with a border of turquoise glass pierreries. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#88 Rose on Gilded Shell

A butterfly flits near the rose bloom on this engraved dark shell with both silver and gold gilding. The irregular border is decorated with flourishes and a floral sprig. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $32

Next minimum bid: $37

#89 18th-C Jasperware Muse in Steel

A muse holds a lyre as she leans against a column with small statuette adornment on this 18th century jasperware medallion decorating an elaborate steel mount. Repaired steel shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#90 Gilded Silver Cupid

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s Cupid with his quiver and bow on a large gilded sterling button. Quality marked on the back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#91 Cameo Duo

A milk glass cameo portrait with pink tinted background and a carved cameo scene in shell of a figure next to a structure. Sparkling paste borders frame both buttons. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#92 Spirit of the Mountain Ivoroid

A hunter sleeps upon a rocky tor, his bow alongside, as a winged spirit watches over on this sepia tinted ivoroid. Shown BBB PL 189-7. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#93 Meyers Handpainted Porcelain Duo

Two large and lovely hand painted porcelains with floral designs including flowering fruit branches and a bellflower and violet nosegay. Painted by Harry F. Meyers, china decorator, born about 1873. Reference article: “Rediscovering H.F.M. -42-” by Judy Stopke. NBS July 2015 p. 116-119. Molded self shank. Signed H.F.M -42-. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#94 Minerva on Tortoise Bakelite

Art Nouveau styled brass portrait of Minerva mounted with four paste-topped pins on the extra-large tortoise bakelite modified square shape. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $66

Next minimum bid: $76

#95 Medium Hobnail China

A medium white china porcelain button from the 19th century with a raised hobnail pattern. Four-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#96 Water Fairy

A large one piece silvered metal art nouveau style oval shaped button featuring a winged water sprite or fairy playfully balanced on a flower stalk. Pictorial border comprised of water lily foliage and blooms. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#97 Gnome on a Trellis

Scarce brass pictorial with original lavender tint depicts a gnome swinging through a ribbon-bow decorated trellis. Shown BBB PL 188-20. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#98 Jasperware Muse

Oval white-on-green jasperware with elegant figural portrait of a woman, mounted in metal with applied border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#99 Peacock Eye Jewel

Stunning peacock’s eye jewel in an openwork Art Nouveau gilt metal mount with flowing foliage and florets. Five brilliants embellish the design. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#100 Peacock’s Eye with Peacock

This small domed glass peacock’s eye design under glass is extra special with a gold filled, incised peacock design on the surface. Brass rim and back with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#101 Black Glass Peacock Eye

Small Div. I black glass with intermixed olive, brown, and white mottling features a foil “peacock eye.” Metal loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#102 Peacock Feather Habitat

A peacock feather, showcased for all its brilliant detail under a glass shield and mounted in gilt metal rim and back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $41

Next minimum bid: $46

#103 Liberty Silver Enamel

Intertwined Art Nouveau silver swirls accent the deep blue and green enamel on this fine Liberty and Company button. Backmarked CYMRIC, L&CO (within triple connected diamond shapes) and Birmingham city and date mark of 1904. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $154

Next minimum bid: $164

#104 Art Nouveau Portrait

Extra-large openwork silverplated button featuring a young woman’s face, with her hair merging into mistletoe leaves and berries. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#105 Medium Trio

Two sweet emaux peints enamels and a faux handkerchief corner bordering grapes and foliage. The shield-shaped enamel is of Czechoslovakian origin and features a pink dressed young lady with basket on arm in a garden setting. The oval floral enamel is backmarked T.W&W PARIS. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#106 Lacy Glass

Medium modern lacy glass with cranberry and silver back paint imparting the luscious color. Silver luster finish on the molded surface. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#107 Shell Sheath with Scythe

Large cameo carved wheat sheaf in dark shell with steel sickle. The sickle and sheath were oft used resurrection symbols in the Victorian age. Note a nick in the notched border design at about 2 o’clock. Shown BBB PL 257-5. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#108 Lavender Peasant Jewel

The center faceted lavender jewel in this peasant silver has an unusual border design incorporating twisted silver wire, silver leaves, and yellow metal diamond-shape accents. Domed reverse with elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#109 Purple Monochrome Enamel

Oval purple monochrome emaux peints enamel featuring a young woman in a garden setting. Glittering paste border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#110 Ribbon-Border Enamel

A color-burst in cobalt, green, and red enamel is elaborately bordered with three silvered bows and ribbon loops. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $28

Next minimum bid: $33

#111 Two-Color Jewel in Silver

A center cranberry oval jewel bordered by nine gorgeous faceted amethyst pastes are all bezel-set in silver. Artisan made. Likely true amethysts and possible center garnet. 925 quality mark on the reverse. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#112 Iris Cowrie Cameo

Finely carved to take advantage of the colored layers within a cowrie shell, this lovely cameo is enhanced by its paste border. Lines are natural growth marks, not scratches or fractures. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#113 18th-C Farming Scene

A man leads a little ox pulling a harrow. En grisaille painting under glass with periwinkle border, gilded rim and back. This button is #33 on Plate 10 of The Colorful World of Buttons, by Vivian Ertell. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $250

Next minimum bid: $275

#114 18th-C En Grisaille Silk Painting

This 18th century button features a young man seated upon a goat in this classical monochromatic rendering on silk. Mounted under glass and set with a copper rim. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#115 Opaline Transitional

Milky translucent opaline glass with fiery pink color is foil-backed and held with a star-stamped yellow metal pinshank on this openwork transitional silvered alloy. A heavy loop completes the pinshank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#116 Inlay Group

Six small inlay buttons include two each of horn, paper mache, and composition. Sew-thru whistles and loop shanks. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#117 19th-C Porcelain

Hollow-body porcelain from the late 19th century with center floral nosegay and gold decorated magenta border. Made in the style of 18th century porcelain. Four-way self shank. Note the squared edges on the unglazed shank area, a characteristic of 19th century porcelain. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#118 Stone Cameo

An oval cameo beautifully carved from translucent pink and cream stone, mounted in signed and quality-marked sterling silver. Reverse shows small silver plate shank on the silver support bar. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#119 Silver Leda and the Swan

Leda feeds the large swan from her hand-held bowl on this one-piece cast openwork silver. Backmarked STERLING. Silver wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#120 White Enamel

Unusual white enamel base for the embedded scalloped and star foil paillons embellished with transparent red pierreries. Counter-enameld in cobalt. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#121 Artid Minerva

Artid amino resin with molded portrait of Minerva. Brick red paint decorative finish. Backmark ARTID MADE IN ENGLAND. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#122 Albrecht Durer Third Ave

A small silver metal “Third Avenue” button featuring a full figure portrait of the German painter and engraver, Albrecht Durer. Backmarked KNOPFKONIG GRAZ with a loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#123 Third Ave Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, is featured on this “Third Avenue” silver. Backmarked KNOPF KONIG GRAZ with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#124 Pierced Steel Cup

Large steel cup with openwork front and cutout reverse features a multitude of individually riveted steels on an underlying framework creating a radiating star design. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#125 Golden Age Pictorial Group

Six gilt metal “Golden Age” buttons from the first half of the 19th century with pictorial designs. Includes rose bloom with bud and foliage, basket with fruit, leaf with berries, single floral bloom/stem/foliage, floral bloom/foliage in repeated triploid design, and floral stem with three repeated blooms. Backmarks include LEAVENWORTH SPENCER, WADHAM & COE, BENEDICT & BURNHAM, and others. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#126 Steel Coat Group

Seven one-piece steel buttons worn on gentlemen’s coats around 1820-1840. Floral and pattern designs. Loop and U shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#127 Brass Rimmed Tortoise Glass

Extra large concave tortoise glass rimmed in brass and decorated with a white metal lace-like escutcheon embellished with paste jewels. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#128 18th-C Copper Checkerboard

Unusual checkerboard pattern hand-tooled onto a large copper button. Two finishes: gilding on the plain squares, a silvery wash on squares stamped with florets. Heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#129 18th-C Copper Philosopher

A die-struck portrait bust of a capped philosopher surrounded by a field of original blue paint. Hand-tooled and gilded inner border and a reeded outer border. Heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#130 18th-C Repoussé

Gun metal gray foil backs the copper screen and silver repoussé work on this medium bone covered 18th century. Original catgut shank threads on the reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#131 Verbal Franklin Commemorative

One-piece copper commemorative honoring Ben Franklin and his electrifying kite-flying demonstration. The reverse reads: POOR RICHARD SAYS DILIGENCE IS THE MOTHER OF GOOD LUCK. Loop shank. At lower center is J.Pratt © Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $42

Next minimum bid: $47

#132 Goodyear Group

Nine Goodyear rubber from the mid-19th century. Includes Liberty Head, floral design, doe leaping through circle, wolf head, and patterns including crosses. Three different N.R.Co backmarks include P=T 1851, with the date May 6, and without any date. One sew-thru and the others have brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#133 Gothic Enamel

Large domed Gothic brass design embellished with four enameled shields and four fancier shield shapes crowned with a silvered faux steel jewel. Elongated U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#134 M/D St. Joan’s Coat of Arms

Small and large size one-piece white metal featuring the family coat of arms of Joan of Arc, a sword surmounted by a crown and flanked by fleur-de-lys. These buttons were purchased by the original collector in France in 1910. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#135 Rainbow and Crown Livery

An interesting one-piece yellow metal livery featuring a crown, rainbow with clouds, and an odd banner-wrapped sphere with a missing piece. Backmarked G.&H. BULLIVANT, BIRMINGHAM. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#136 Suffragette Jewel

Three glass pastes in the suffragette colors of white (purity), green (spring hope), and purple (dignity) are centered in this small openwork brass design. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $72

Next minimum bid: $82

#137 18th-C Threadback Pearl

This 18th C. mother-of-pearl features a center faceted paste surrounded by a circlet of gilt beads threaded through sequins. The unusual reverse shows the pearl mounted onto a thread-wound wooden mold. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#138 Continental Silver Ship

Hallmarked silver featuring an Intricately detailed sailing vessel. Note the pineapple cone hallmark above the ship – a city mark of Ausburg, Bavaria, one of the oldest cities in Germany. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $29

Next minimum bid: $34

#139 18th-C Octagonal Copper

18th century octagonal copper featuring a striped pattern of intricate repeated chasing and deep dot punches. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#140 Jacksonian Horse

A scarce gilt brass Jacksonian button of a saddled horse. The reverse shows backmark “SUPERIOR” and a half circle of five stars and six dots with a brass omega shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#141 Hard White Pewter Duo

Two fine examples of 1800-1830 era hard white pewters. Shown BBB PL 79- 20, 25. Pattern no. 2, a 12-pt star with basket weave center and ribbon border. Pattern no. 27, eight small stars between the points of a larger 8-pt star. Molded pewter humps with attached wire ring shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $42

Next minimum bid: $47