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#1 Paste Rimmed Cobalt Mirror Glass

Deep cobalt glass jewel prong-mounted in a quality mount beset with glittering pastes. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#2 Moon & Stars Shell

Strikingly colorful abalone shell adorned with deep space sightings including stars and comets, the planet Saturn, and the crescent moon. Steel jewels, steel pins, and wire embellishment. Two-hole sew-thru. Appears to be signed on the reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#3 Anchor and Sailing Scene

One-piece brass featuring a fouled anchor against a marine scene backdrop with sailboat on the waves, lighthouse atop the rocks, birds in flight, and sun on the horizon. Shown BBB PL 245-3. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#4 Liberty Ship

From Liberty & Co’s Cymric line comes this repoussé silver Viking ship with blue & green enamel. Signed & hallmarked; date-marked for 1902. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#5 Ship Inlay Horn

Magenta dyed horn with embedded white metal (likely silver) sailing ship on the water. Molded self-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#6 Dragon’s Wing Liberty Silver

Liberty silver featuring a dragon wing design from their Cymric line. Signed & hallmarked; date-marked for 1901. Shown BBB PL 76A-24. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $55

Next minimum bid: $65

#7 XL Gay 90s

This extra-large Gay 90s features a pinwheel faceted black glass center and a laurel leaf wreath border formed of cut steels. All is mounted atop an openwork gilt brass design. Brass wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#8 Tiger Cowrie Shell Scene

Cameo carved tiger cowrie shell depicting a woman under a tree with a wall in the background. Brass rim and mount. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#9 Amethyst Gay 90s

Faceted transparent amethyst glass with 10-sided flat face is mounted in an ornate and pierced brass setting embellished with steel jewels. Wire support bar with U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#10 Cheshire Pie Jewel

A scarce medium sextuple “pie” Cheshire jewel in colors of blue and white. Set in brass with wobble loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#11 Coach and One

Copper Brougham style coach with horse and driver applied to white metal. Shown BBB PL 129-19. Backmark T.W.&W PARIS. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#12 Victorian DUG Jewel

An orange, silver, and black textured and pleated design under glass forms the jeweled showpiece for the decorated brass rim with interwoven cord design. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#13 Bethlehem Heart

Extra-large carved and pierced Bethlehem pearl design with center heart. Swaged brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#14 Mark Twain Battersea Set

Three Mark Twain books illustrated in great detail on these large pewter buttons from Battersea. Includes a riverboat scene for “Life on the Mississippi,” the fence whitewashing scene from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” and river rafting life for “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Reverse includes a quote from each of the books and a head shank depiction of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain). Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#15 Wedgwood Ship

A fully rigged ship sails on Wedgwood “black basalt” jasperware mounted in silver. Jasperware disk is signed “Wedgwood Made in England F68” and silverwork is jeweler signed. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#16 Tiny Black Glass Fly

Small Div. I realistic black glass fly. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#17 Five Chinas

Five small china buttons include more unusual stencils, colors, and a teal acorn shape. Two and four hole sew-thrus and an inserted self shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#18 Zia Pottery Square

A large square earthenware sew-thru button from New Mexico’s Zia Pueblo. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#19 Brooks Daisy

Cheery daisy handpainted on teal casein by the mid-century designers Edith and Alan Brooks of England. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#20 Black Glass Passementerie Beetle

This Div. I black glass passementerie beetle consists of one faceted glass piece for its back and three tiny beads for the head. All are attached to the metal back featuring tiny leg appendages. Brass wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#21 Bee Lucite

Extra-large clear acrylic rectangular studio button featuring reverse painted bumble bee. Artist signed. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#22 Atlee Squirrel Trio

Three little squirrels scramble thru an oak tree on Sara Atlee’s charming polymer button. Signed and dated by the artist, “Atlee ‘98, 2/10.” Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#23 Bee and Lily of the Valley

This extra-large original Ashlee openwork one-piece brass features a bee amongst lily-of-the-valley. Ashlee, known to most collectors as Div. III stamped assembled works, was a button manufacturing company established in 1870, which did business through the 1930s. Later, findings from this company were assembled into more buttons. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#24 Realistic Butterfly

Exquisitely glazed extra-large ceramic realistic butterfly with attached wire antennae. Signed on the reverse by the Parisian artist. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#25 Brown Bakelite Beetle

Realistic shaped winged beetle carved in brown bakelite. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#26 Coralene Glass

Small and scarce Div. I milk glass with a sweet rose design in coralene, individual tiny glass beads applied to the surface. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#27 Pansy on Polymer

A ruffled pansy handpainted on an intermixed mottled green polymer button by studio artist Hope Boltz. Signed on the reverse by the artist. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#28 Celluloid Jewel

Faceted oval purple glass jewel prong-mounted in a lacy brass collar over a black celluloid wafer. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#29 Large Enamel Contour Metal

This large high domed metal features a cream enamel center with green leaf form design over copper mounted atop a raised copper ring with leafy scroll border which also surmounts an outer ring border. Some minor crazing in the enamel. Reverse shows loop shank on center support bar. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#30 Carved Rose Shell Set

Six cameo carved roses in abalone shell are rimmed with the natural white color of the inner layer. These buttons were originally purchased in France in 1910. Swaged-in brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#31 Div. I Black Glass Quartet

Four Div. I black glass include a realistic owl head swirlback, and three enamel painted designs of a gold bird, a vermiform pattern, and a floral motif whistle shank. Loop shanks and self shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#32 Lacy Iris

A gold lustered iris bloom decorates this clear lacy glass with coiled rope weave pattern. Four-way brass shank. Wee chip on reverse edge which does not show from the front. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#33 Rooster Head Trim

Detailed rooster head in high-relief brass adorned with cut steel eye and comb decoration is rimmed with a border of cut steels for this extra-large trim piece. Double loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#34 Lacy Glass with Star

The pretty blue color of this Div. I lacy glass with center 6-point star pattern was accomplished with paint restoration. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#35 Small Enamel Group

Seven small Div. I enamels in champlevé and emaux peint designs. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#36 M/D United Shell Leaves

Colorful carved abalone shell leaves mounted on an abalone shell disk with distinct mottling. Steel pins connect the pieces. This set, like the roses in Lot #30, were originally purchased in France in 1910. Two-hole sew-thrus. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#37 Mr. Stork

High relief stork stands sentinel on one leg against a darkened engraved background designed with water and botanical motifs and five steel jewels. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#38 Owl Head Under Glass

Fabulous owl head reverse painted under slightly domed glass. Silvered brass mount. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#39 Glass Eye Parrot Head

Fantastic realistic parrot head with glass eye, which looks as if it is perfectly carved from wood. Close inspection of the reverse reveals that it is of a molded material, either plaster or ceramic, likely done by an expert home hobbyist. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#40 Owl Head with Dangles

Unusual white metal rectangular design featuring an owl’s face. Five brass moveable dangles are attached with brass rings. Backplate marked MEXICO. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#41 Brass Birds in Pearl Group

Five small to medium rimmed pearl buttons inset with a pierced brass bird on a branch design. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#42 Cinnabar Peonies

An extra-large cinnabar carved overall with peony blooms and foliage. Carved self-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#43 Featherwork Parrot

A parrot composed of actual feathers perches on a painted paper background. Underglass and mounted in quality brass setting. From the studio of the late Faith Strobel. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#44 Screech Owl on Wood

Brass Victorian pictorial featuring a screech owl on a branch against a wood background. Similar design shown BBB PL 141-6. Japanned reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#45 M/D Square Casein

This mother/daughter pair of square casein buttons features a carved stylish floral design. Wire loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#46 Venetian Glass Overlay

A small crystal glass with a sheath overlay of gold luster and encrustations of pink rosebuds, blue petals with yellow centers, and delicate gold ribbons. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#47 Hallmark Silver Portrait

An Art Nouveau era portrait of a pretty lady with a flower decorating her loose hairstyle. Front hallmarks include initials RF and date mark of 1902. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#48 Fabric Cherub

A stumpwork embroidered cherub musician dances on a pearl heart on this one of a kind button by artist Ann Howe. The embroidery is sewn on a vintage handkerchief. Pearl gray Czech glass seed beads decorate the pearl heart and form a border. Comes mounted in the artist’s unique matchbox letterpress paper case. Soft suede reverse with wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#49 Art Nouveau Portrait

Another pretty Art Nouveau portrait is this silvered brass featuring a woman with long flowing hair and paste embellishment (OME) forming her necklace. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#50 Square Steel Cup

A brass floral stem escutcheon decorates a brass weave pattern background fitted into the linear steel cup with decorated rim. Brass wire loop. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#51 M/D Cupid Blowing Bubbles

Pierced brass Victorian pictorial, in both a medium and large size, features Cupid blowing bubbles from his pipe. The “bubbles” are silvered brass jewels (not steel). Shown BBB PL 188-11. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#52 Enamel, Seed Pearls, Gems

Early court jewel in silver set with seed pearls, turquoise, and center amethyst is also decorated with white dotted black enameling. Silver shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#53 Jasperware Cherub

Seated cherub reading a scroll. English or Continental jasperware mounted in metal. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#54 Satin Glass Gay 90s

A lovely cream and gray striated satin glass oval jewel mounted in an openwork brass ribbon design embellished with paste jewels. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#55 Embellished Carved Pearl

Carved and pierced pearl decorated with gold paint and embellished with a circlet of steel jewels. Four-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#56 Velvetback Steel Star

Openwork twelve-point steel star design backed by black velvet and mounted on a flat star-shaped mirror-steel reverse. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#57 Cherub Beating a Drum Twinkle

Cherub beats a double drum on this large Victorian pictorial. Tinted mirror steel twinkles through the drums’ screen surfaces. Similar button shown BBB PL 184-4. Reverse shows loop shank on support bar finding, showing that this was originally half a buckle. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#58 Tulip Bimini Glass

A single gold lustered tulip bloom decorates this large black Bimini glass. Reverse plate and shank with backmark MADE IN ENGLAND BIMINI LTD with potted tree logo. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#59 Atlee Cherub

A cherub in pink dress and pink-ribboned hat chimes a triangle against a pink sunset sky on this handpainted scene by Sara Atlee. The artwork is applied to a vintage pearl disk. Applied brass plate with cut-out shank. Signed Atlee ‘95, 2/10. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#60 Cupid Duo

A steel-jewel bordered monotone enamel depicts a woman alongside a cherub or Cupid on a swing. And, a hallmark silver depiction titled “The Kiss.” Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#61 Glass Veil

A faceted black glass band encircles purple satin glass with interesting color striation on this medium veil button. Tiny unnoticeable chip in the black glass. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#62 Saphiret Jeweled Sunflower

Brass Victorian pictorial featuring a perky sunflower stem with bloom and bud. A saphiret glass jewel embellishes the bloom’s center. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $27

Next minimum bid: $32

#63 Deluxe Brass Jewel with Pearl

A paste embellished “comma” decorates this large brass design with lovely iridescent pearl background. The ridged border set with cut steel jewels is an interesting contrast to the flowing center design. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#64 Bird on Screenback

Delicate Victorian design featuring a brass bird and branch applied to the screenback. Steel jewels form the foliage and an outer border. Brass wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#65 Transfer Portrait on Porcelain

This porcelain transfer features a lovely lady’s portrait, her scarf gently blowing in the wind. Gold luster rim with encrusted scallop design. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#66 Wood Inlay Set

Graduated set of sizes in this six wood button set with brass striped inlay. Originally purchased in France in 1910 by a WWI surgeon, J.W. Goodsell, who was also a member of Admiral Peary’s expedition to the North Pole in 1909. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#67 Limoges Enamel Portrait

Colorful foil enamel cherries decorate this lovely lady’s portrait against a deep blue foil ground. Reverse shows “Cerises”, French for cherries. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#68 Arts & Crafts Enamel Jewel

The combination of enamel, engraved silver, and the center oval translucent glass jewel renders this a striking design. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#69 Enamel Portrait in Pearl

Transfer enamel portrait pinned thru carved shell. The pre-Raphaelite illustration style portrait is against a deep blue guilloche ground. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#70 Lavender Peacock Eye Jewel

Lavender peacock eye set in brass with glittering paste border. Brass loop shank on a support bar. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#71 Deluxe Green Snail Shell

Green snail shell with beautiful pink and green iridescence features a center brass medallion and drilled border design. Brass mount with serrated rim. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#72 Arts & Crafts Tree

Lovely Arts & Crafts silver landscape with tree and aqua enamel. Hallmarks on the front include initials KK and date mark of 1903. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#73 Iridescent Trio

Three Div. I buttons include a steel cup with a shell center and openwork scrolls embellished with steel jewels, a pierced brass mount decorated with a carved shell cross and steel jewels, and a brass design with shell (or celluloid) background. Loop and wire U shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#74 Jugendstil Enamel in Silver

Jugendstil era enameled silver with a center teardrop of forget-me-nots and lovely turquoise enamel areas with underlying repoussé design. Backmark STERLING. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#75 Scarab Carapace

A Victorian era real scarab beetle carapace prong mounted on a silver reverse with elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#76 Nailsea Glass

A scarce Div. I black glass ball with nailsea overlay design in goldstone, white, and blue. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#77 Czech Glass Moonglow Peacock

A large Div. III moonglow glass button featuring a fanciful molded peacock design enhanced with gold luster on the clear glass over the pink background color. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#78 Peacocks on MOP

This extra-large modified square MOP features an elegant brass escutcheon design of two peacocks. Brass four-way shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#79 Metal Rooster

This proud rooster struts his feathers with fine detail on this white metal. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#80 Mixed Div. Glass Quartet

Two modern moonglows with gold luster decoration including a realistic leaf, a Div. I shell design, and a waistcoat with turquoise glass-topped pinshank. Self and loop shanks. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#81 Edwardian Enamel

Edwardian era enamel with attractive geometric champlevé design and areas of basse-taille background patterns. Loop shank on the gilded reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#82 Realistic Jeweled Peacock

Glittering green pastes in two sizes embellish this peacock’s showy array of feathers for this extra-large realistic silvered brass. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#83 Handpainted Portrait on Pearl

Exquisitely handpainted on pearl by a Russian artist, this beauty’s green eyes are accentuated with the pearl’s iridescence. Unmarked silver mount with roped silver border. Artist signed on the front. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $16

Next minimum bid: $18

#84 Peacock Eye Gay 90s

A wonderful Gay 90s button with a peacock eye surmounting a ring of feathers with a border of coiled wirework. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#85 Pewter Birds

Two chubby birds sit upon a flowering branch on this cast pewter. Self cast slab shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#86 Jensen Silver Bird

This vintage silver bird is a known Georg Jensen design, though it is not signed. STERLING backmark with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#87 Cranes and Rising Sun Black Glass

This scarce black glass with flat mirrored surface features a gold-filled engraved scene of cranes flying over water as the sun rises. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#88 Gay 90s with Striped Jewel

This large button features a striped green rectangular satin glass jewel framed by pierced border scallops and graduated sizes of steel jewels. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#89 Carved Peacock

Fabulous precision carved peacock in natural material with high relief body. Likely from the Motiwala Brothers of India. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#90 Bluebird Satsuma

A bluebird nestled among grasses against the soft green and cream background color on this modern Satsuma porcelain from Japan. Sharp-edged self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#91 Cameo Shell Portrait

A classic head cameo carved in dark shell is prong mounted on a copper base with a pierced border embellished with individually riveted black glass beads. Copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#92 18th-C Carved Pearl with Steel

Exquisitely carved 18th-C mother-of-pearl featuring a steel medallion with center glass pinshank and gold tinted steel back plate twinkling through the pearl cutouts. Flat wire copper loop on the reverse side of the pinshank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#93 XLG Bimini-Type Equestrian

A rider and his mount in classic dressage pose are framed by a leafy border on this extra-large silver lustered glass Bimini or Bimini-type. Reverse shows applied sizable flat metal plate with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#94 An Early Gentleman

This large one-piece brass features a debonair gentleman in 18th century costume against an engraved background with cut steel accents. Brass U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#95 Catherine De Medici

Modern French white metal featuring a portrait of Catherine de Medici, wife of Henry II, and mother of Kings Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#96 Saphiret Glass Portrait

Scarce saphiret glass molded with a profile of a classic female portrait. The cameo has lovely color shifting from blue to brown when turned in the light. Silver rim and reverse. Silver bar shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#97 Deluxe Multi-Material

This deluxe target design features a center inset paste surrounded by Mother of Pearl, a circlet of sparkling brilliants on gilt metal, an inner and an outer rim of either rose gold or copper, and an outer border of green enamel. Yellow metal slightly convex reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#98 18th-C French Revolution

From a famous set of jasperware buttons that depict Parisian buildings vital to the French Revolution is this view of the Hotel Des Invalides. On July 14, 1789, the citizens of Paris stormed Les Invalides to capture the cannons stored there; those cannons were unleashed on the Bastille later that same day–now known as Bastille Day. Steel collet, copper rim and back. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#99 Paris Back Brass Gaucho

A large coin-like brass made in France in the late 19th century by Trelon, Weldon and Weil of Paris (T.W.W.). This button may have been made for South American Gauchos to adorn their costumes in place of real gold or silver coins. The button features a phrygian cap, clasped hands, a laurel wreath, and the words REPUBLICA ARGENTINA. Reverse marked PARIS and T. Heavy brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#100 Gemstone Waistcoat

Faceted topaz or citrine waistcoat button in an openwork silver rim mount. Loop shank on the reverse curved support bar. 925 silver mark on the bar. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#101 18th-C Pierced Copper

18th century copper in an unusual pierced design and intricate machined engraving on inner and outer borders and the center radial design. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#102 Milk Glass Minerva

Large milk glass portrait of Minerva with painted decoration in colors of orange, green, and brown, and an area of blue on the background. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#103 Queen Conch Shell Portrait

A classic female head portrait carved in pink queen conch shell. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#104 18th-C Copper ‘Sulphide’

Hand-tooled copper with inset reverse intaglio glass featuring a Neoclassical portrait with a laurel wreath. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#105 Architectural Horn Inlay

Horn inlay scene with temple, obelisk, and palm tree. Inlay materials include iridescent shell and silver metal. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#106 Turtle Waistcoat

Small waistcoat featuring a milk glass center with sepia tinted intaglio turtle. Brass rim and reverse with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $27

Next minimum bid: $32

#107 Square Lacy Glass

Scarce square Div. I Lacy glass with stemmed tulip blooms and curling leaves radiating from the center. Gold luster finish enhances the pictorial elements against the gradated color wash background. Original back paint retained on reverse. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#108 Black Glass and Acrylic

Interesting dish-shaped acrylic or lucite face holds a center black glass six-petaled floral design comprised of shaped pieces and faceted beads. A greek key border is revealed through the lucite. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#109 Steel Flower Realistic

Scarce steel realistic with engraved detail depicts a flower bloom with stem and leaves. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#110 Black Glass Tingue

Div. I round black glass tingue with rectangular red flashed insert. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#111 Gold Waistcoat

Small pierced waistcoat likely of gold metal, as it has retained its bright finish through the years. Prong-set with a center purple jewel, possibly an amethyst gem. Four-way metal birdcage-type shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#112 18th-C Celebration of Wine

From a set depicting bacchantes & satyrs comes this colorful scene of a bacchante pouring wine from an ewer into a chalice held by a wooly-legged satyr. Gilded copper rim, tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#113 Ivoroid Goat

Victorian ivoroid (celluloid) goat with a great border of bows and pale blue pastes. Metal reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $73

Next minimum bid: $83

#114 18th-C Jasperware Neptune

18th century jasperware scene featuring Neptune as a merman with his mermaid partner and two children emerging from the waves. Bright copper rim. Shown in Loic Allio’s book “A Button Odyssey”, p. 105. Copper reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#115 Jeweled Set in Original Box

Six button set, still in its original velvet and silk-lined case, of glittering bezel-set brilliants bedecked jewels in a quality white metal mount. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#116 Early Duo

A large Tombac with machine engraved center radial star encircled by a punched dotted border and a machine engraved scalloped border. And an early copper alloy transitional engraved with a triple-bloom floral design. Typical tombac shank and a drilled shank on the copper. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#117 Porcelain Head in Brass

A high relief ceramic portrait with handpainted matte glazed detail featuring a garland crowned head of a young woman. High-gloss white background glaze. Brass rim. Tinned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#118 18th-C Oval Copper

A large and unusual oval shape 18th century copper featuring a center chased 8-point star formed around and within a delicate engraved inner and outer circle. Note the elegant chased border. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#119 18th-C Steel

18th century steel with scalloped border embellished with individually riveted steel jewels. A large center faceted steel forms the pinshank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#120 St. Stephen

Opaque reddish brown molded glass head with a suggested identity of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Shown BBB PL 229-16. Set in a decorated brass rim and back. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#121 Fop Group

Seven Fop scenes, all featuring both Incroyable gents and Merveilluese ladies. Includes champlevé enamel, white metal, tinted metal, and several with steel jeweled borders. Also, one Div. III French white metal. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#122 Victorian Agate Glass Jewel

Deluxe Victorian jewel featuring a center faux moss agate glass jewel. A ‘twinkle’ background is revealed beneath an openwork laurel wreath bedecked with pastes bordering the center glass. Cut steel jewels and an outer decorative silvered brass border complete the design. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#123 XLG Fop

This extra-large Fop with original tint patina features an Incroyable and Merveilluese engaged in conversation. Nice detail and border design. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#124 Romeo and Juliet Screenback

Romeo and Juliet reach out to each other from Juliet’s position on the curtained balcony on this detailed theatrical scene with twinkle screenback and original tint. Note how the screenback is also utilized in the balcony balustrade. Shown BBB PL 158-2. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#125 V.I. Quintet

Five medium V.I. include a stenciled tile pattern, a pinshank with classic head escutcheon, an impressed design with holly and berry swags, a two-color carved design with center pearl inlay, and a brown V.I. with intricate machine carved radial pattern. One sew-thru, two self-shanks, a cast pewter shank, and a brass loop completing the pin shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#126 Early Fabric Quartet

Four early buttons include three medium 18th century passementerie and a large finely woven metallic thread fabric covered button decorated with seed beads – perhaps a later Victorian addition to an earlier button. Thread and fabric reverses. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#127 18th-C Copper with Pearl

Beautifully engraved 18th-C gilt copper surmounted with a 14-petal pearl medallion and a silvered (non-metallic) faceted jewel. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $51

Next minimum bid: $61

#128 18th-C Dieppe Landscape

A landscape with figures of a man and woman, composed of layers of carved natural material applied over a gessoed blue background. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#129 18th-C Revival Watercolor Couple

This charming ink and watercolor illustration on paper under glass is a 19th century made revival of an 18th century button. A young lad hugs a young shepherdess as she stands watch with her staff. Metal rim and back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#130 Transitional Pierced Copper

A medium copper or copper alloy from the late 18th or early 19th century with a center raised point and pierced 9-point star pattern. Outer roped border design. Elongated copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#131 Blister Pearl with Enamel

Highly iridescent blister pearl set in gilt rim with outer basse taille blue enamel border. Gilt metal rim and reverse. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#132 Steel Cup with Celluloid

A great counter for a steel cup tray is this rimmed steel with center dark olive celluloid disk molded with ringed target patterns and decorated with a steel star. Brass loop. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#133 Paris Street Scene

Signed watercolor on paper or vellum under glass, likely from the same set as BBB PL 260-12. Note the French sign on the building near the horse-drawn carriage. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#134 Dancing Dutch Couple

A large brass scene of a young Dutch couple dancing in the field, with windmill and boats on the canal in the background. White metal collet. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#135 Gray Large Jewel

A domed gray striped satin glass jewel mounted in an elaborate brass border design with three fancy prongs and three faceted silvered jewels. Tinned metal reverse with wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#136 Wahaba Zodiac Set

Twelve engraved and pigmented fossil ivory buttons. Size varies slightly, but all are NBS medium. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#137 Third Ave Religious

This small silver Third Avenue has been identified as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Unmarked reverse. Most of the Third Avenues with religious subjects are unmarked. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#138 Three Monkeys Brass

This eight-sided quality brass features the monkey trio “speak no, see no, hear no evil” surmounting a decorated background with faux handkerchief corners and screwheads. Reverse signed F.S. for Faith Strobel. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#139 Bethlehem Pearl Nativity

Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, two other figures and a shining star are featured on this carved Bethlehem pearl with pierced border design. Reverse shows original paper label and the swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $33

Next minimum bid: $38

#140 Angel Livery

An angel in armor holds an arrow above a torse and the initial F on this silvered brass livery. Backmarked DOUGHTY & CO, 103 St. MARTIN’S LANE, LONDON Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#141 Transitional M/D Pair

A copper alloy transitional age mother/daughter pair from the late 18th or early 19th century featuring an unusual hand-punched stamped design and a rare shape. Another of these pairs sold in the last auction, and we are privileged to offer another set. Copper loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#142 18th-C Reverse Paint Under Glass

This 18th century under glass features a reverse paint grid pattern with foil accents. Set in a copper rim. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#143 18th-C Copper

A bold design of six hand-tooled triangular plinths, each topped with a tooled fruit-like element. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#144 Lion of St. Mark

Spectacular button features a geometric glass intarsia border surrounding an enameled glass Lion of St. Mark, laminated to black glass with swaged-in shank. The motto is the abbreviated form of “Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus,” which translates to “Peace be unto you, Mark, my Evangelist.” Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#145 Gin Bari Crane

A cloisonné crane flies, legs trailing, thru a cobalt enamel night sky. Silver rim and brass back. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.