#1 Floral Wreath 18th C. Revival

This large French-made late 19th century button, made in the style of a late 18th century button, features a colorful floral wreath against a cream background on this fine enamel. Copper rim. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $165

Next minimum bid: $175

#2 Daisy Pattern Lacy Glass

A 12-petal daisy design with finely-lined petals features silver and mint green back paint on this striking Victorian clear lacy glass. Silver luster surface enhancement. Black reverse paint was restored. Two-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#3 Seated Woman Enamel

A woman in a pink dress sits serenely on a white bench against a lovely background in blue and purple coloring on this French-made enamel with gilt laurel leaf wreath border. Backmarked E.M. PARIS. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $116

Next minimum bid: $126

#4 Noble Drake Deer

Finely carved and pierced ocean pearl by Noble Drake of a leaping deer. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#5 Hallmark Silver Lily Child

A head of a young child with curly locks emerges from the center of a lily bloom on this hallmarked silver button. Hallmarks on the reverse include W.J.D maker’s mark and Birmingham city marks. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#6 Weeber Basket and Fruit Plate

Two Marion Weeber multi-part celluloid button designs from the 1940’s include a pink handled basket with posy blooms and a fruit plate. Celluloid bubble shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $53

Next minimum bid: $63

#7 Aurora Lacy Glass on Bakelite

A fabulous aurora luster lacy glass with center posy design is framed in brass with a scalloped and pierced border. Three brass pins secure the design to a thick brown bakelite wafer. Shown in Joy Journeay’s book “Is it Lacy Glass” on p. 20. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $275

Next minimum bid: $300

#8 Two Playful Cats

Two cats playfully bat a ball back and forth from atop a pedestal table on this very scarce Victorian era pierced brass design. Shown BBB PL 114-3. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#9 Lady in Blue Hat

A paper lithograph mounted under glass features the head of a pretty lady with blue hat and ruffled collar. The silvered metal reverse shows three extensions which support the outer border ring embellished with individually riveted cut steel jewels. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $72

Next minimum bid: $82

#10 Flow Blue Enamel Plate

A sweet and difficult-to-find enamel in the shape of a dinner plate and resembling flow-blue china with the scene of an old aqueduct. Silvered-metal reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $475

Next minimum bid: $500

#11 Porcelain Plates Pair

Two porcelain buttons in the shape of dinner plates with floral design centers and gold luster borders. One is stamped on the reverse “Limoges France”. Molded self shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $290

Next minimum bid: $315

#12 Early Victorian Photograph

A sepia-toned photographic portrait of a young girl printed on coated paper and mounted in a pierced brass border with overlapping scallop design. The paper peeks through the pierced border. A tender Victorian moment captured for posterity on this one-of-a-kind piece. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#13 Rosebud Print Enamel

A sweet enamel rosebud calico design over a baby blue background fills the center of this gilt metal with cut steel jewel border. A few scratches to the enamel are not particularly noticeable. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $190

Next minimum bid: $200

#14 Victorian Lithograph Under Celluloid

A soft-colored lithograph features a pensive portrait of a young woman with flower-bedecked hair and wearing three strands of yellow pearls. The fancy brass border pointedly draws the attention to her face. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#15 Purple Dotted Medium Calico

A medium and scarce china calico in a purple dotted pattern. Four-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#16 Small Calico Jewel

A small – just a tad over the Dimi size – and scarce calico jewel with a green striped and dotted pattern. Set in a decorated brass rim. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $62

Next minimum bid: $72

#17 Daisy Border Lacy Glass

A beautiful Victorian era clear lacy glass with gold back paint features a design with four daisy blooms forming the border. Joy Journeay’s book “Is it Lacy Glass” designates this pattern as #R4-001 on pg. 50. Majority of the original black back paint is intact. Brass two-way shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#18 Lacy Glass Bird Claw Pictorial

A scarce pictorial clear lacy glass featuring a curled bird’s talon over a swirl of feathers. Silver back paint shows through the design while gold luster enhances the surface of the talon. Black reverse paint was beautifully restored. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $195

Next minimum bid: $205

#19 Floral Bouquet Porcelain in Metal

Colorful hand-painted floral bouquet design on porcelain mounted in a decorative brass border. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $78

Next minimum bid: $88

#20 Large V.I. Pictorial

A large and hard to find vegetable ivory with molded and dyed foliage design. Four-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#21 Liberty Enameled Silver

A striking Arts & Crafts era turquoise enameled silver with Art Nouveau styling for the swirled triad design. By the Liberty Company. Backmarked CYMRIC, L & Co, with Birmingham city marks, and date mark of 1901. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $342

Next minimum bid: $367

#22 Victorian Celluloid Habitat

A large and scarce Victorian habitat button with preserved natural grasses under sheet celluloid featuring a press molded design of more grains and grasses. Openwork gilt brass border mount. Choice condition for this type of button. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#23 Wheat Sheafs on Porcelain

This large porcelain features a cheerful design of two colorful wheat sheafs and drifting floral blooms, perhaps a hopeful sign for the harvest. Quality darkened metal rim and mount. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $150

Next minimum bid: $160

#24 Deluxe Harbor Scene Ceramic

A detailed transfer harbor scene with sepia outlines over background colors features boats, buildings, and two figures on this deluxe porcelain. Prong mounted in brass with a glittering paste border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $130

Next minimum bid: $140

#25 Battersea Laughing Clown

Limited edition Battersea pewter head of a Laughing Clown. Lovely metallic hand-tinting. Backmark BATTERSEA 1999 FINE PEWTER with founder’s face head shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#26 Thistles on V.I.

Vegetable ivory button featuring delicately painted thistles on one side and a swarm of happy honeybees on the reverse. Clear lacquer finish. The natural bark of the tagua nut forms a border. Two-hole sew-thru. Signed on the reverse, CM ‘06. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $137

Next minimum bid: $147

#27 Lavender Girl Enamel

A large version of the sweet figural enamel featuring the subject titled “Who’ll Buy My Lavender?” Foil flecks decorate her dress and a border of cut steel jewels frames the scene. Shown BBB PL 14-10. Gilt reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145

#28 Two Dachshunds Wood

A large wood button featuring two dachshunds sporting matching orange collars and dog tags. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $49

Next minimum bid: $54

#29 Butterfly Satsuma

This extra-large Satsuma porcelain from Japan features an extra-large design of a single blue butterfly. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $112

Next minimum bid: $122

#30 Celluloid Realistic Chick

A cute and perky celluloid chick in bubble-construction and dyed magenta coloring. A wing has been “buffed” free of the color for contrast. Molded U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $62

Next minimum bid: $72

#31 Dragon Maiden

A pierced Art Nouveau brass design with a winged creature coiled around a young girl. Shown BBB PL 232-21. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#32 Lizard on a Fence

A large pierced brass against a painted background depicts a lizard on a fence with climbing ivy and roses. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#33 Pewter Pea Blossom Petal Hat

A sweet and hard-to-find large button showing a child’s head under a large blossom in high relief pewter against a flat metal back. A screened twinkle border frames the scene. Shown BBB PL 198-7. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $31

Next minimum bid: $36

#34 Brass Faux Doily Duo

A pair of small brass two-part buttons with a top layer etched to depict a cloth doily with a folded edge revealing another underlying doily. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $27

Next minimum bid: $32

#35 Cupid Riding a Bird

Cupid, with his bow and arrow, rides atop a large bird, on this brass pictorial with pierced twinkle border. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $66

Next minimum bid: $76

#36 Embroidered Fabric Duo

A mother/daughter silk covered button pair with embroidered floral designs. Both have pad shanks. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#37 Austro-Hungarian Peasant

An openwork high-domed Austro-Hungarian gemstone jewel with five bevel-set turquoise stones. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.


Current bid: $195

Next minimum bid: $205

#38 Birds & Nest Handkerchief Corners

A pair of bird parents tend a trio of eggs on this fine Victorian handkerchief corners button. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $350

Next minimum bid: $375

#39 Bakelite Jewel

A showy Deco-era Bakelite coat button features a metal-mounted large oval glass jewel in two shades of intermixed green. The two shanks with a 1/2” gap between would have kept the glass vertically aligned on the garment. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#40 Porcelain Portrait with Paste Border

A young woman’s profile portrait was transferred on porcelain in soft colors with the added interest of the rear view perspective. Prong mounted in brass with a paste border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#41 Assorted Bird Group

Eight small to medium buttons with bird designs including a caramel glass realistic, a pewter owl, a porcelain transfer, an incised tortoise glass, a pressed leather fable of the Fox and the Stork, a running ostrich brass picture, a parrot on a perch brass cup, and a multicolored tole peacock. Loop and self-shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#42 Lacy Duo

Two lovely clear lacy glass buttons with bright gold back color. One has a center flower depiction and an aqua border back color. The other has a lovely leafy wreath design over the surface triad. Gold and aurora luster, respectively. The wreath design has tiny wee edge nicks. Store-stock mint reverses with four-way brass shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $100

Next minimum bid: $110

#43 Enamel Pansy

A medium Div. I pansy in relief rendered in lovely violet and rose foiled enamel. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#44 Enamel Rose Screenback

An enameled rose plaquette mounted over a gilt screenback with cut steel jewel border. U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#45 Austro-Hungarian Jewel with Garnets

An openwork domed silvered metal of Austro-Hungarian origin is bezel-set with five small garnet jewels. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $168

Next minimum bid: $178

#46 Oval Arita Dragon

A medium oval Arita porcelain from Japan in turquoise features a gold dragon coiled across the surface. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#47 Old Flower Garden Satsuma

Colorful flower blooms and foliage decorate the surface of this old Satsuma porcelain with wide gold border. Soft-edged self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#48 Oriental Scene Horn

This scarce molded dyed black horn features a detailed scene of an oriental woman in traditional kimono holding a fan. Botanical elements around her form an interrupted border. Note the prominent “kanzashi” (hair ornaments) decorating her hair bun. Carved self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#49 Wild Boar Satsuma

A wild boar runs across the surface of this modern Satsuma, an unusual subject matter for this type of button. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#50 Brass Cricket Cage

The four pierced petals of this brass button are curled in to form hollow spaces – and they connect to the center domed post. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#51 Lavender Gin Bari

An exquisite Japanese Gin Bari enamel featuring an unusual lavender foil back and a flowering tree branch design with white blossoms. Silver rim and mount. Backmark on the reverse. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $489

Next minimum bid: $514

#52 Wreath and Butterfly Pearl

A large Div. I mother-of-pearl with engraved design of a butterfly among a wreath of flowers. Swaged-in brass four-way shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $53

Next minimum bid: $63

#53 18th C. Reverse Paint Bird

This speckled bird and a fanciful border were reverse painted on the slightly curved glass of this 18th century button. Hand-crimped copper rim with tin-coated iron reverse. Copper wire U shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $483

Next minimum bid: $508

#54 Plum Blossoms Cloisonné Enamel

A scarce and large size Div. I cloisonné enamel with a striking design of flowering plum branches against a lapis blue background. Bronze rim. Heavy bronze loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $175

Next minimum bid: $185

#55 Jade Realistic Duck

A medium realistic duck carved from green jade. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#56 Celluloid Tsuba One-Piece Wafer

An extra-large one-piece celluloid wafer with a molded depiction representing a Japanese Tsuba, a round (usually) guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons. Japanese characters decorate the Tsuba, and the negative inner spaces. An intricate border of figures and silver luster palm trees frames the Tsuba. Applied celluloid bubble shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $48

Next minimum bid: $53

#57 Dragon on Pearl

A large smoky gray pearl with a fanciful engraved rendering of an arrow-tailed dragon. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $86

Next minimum bid: $96

#58 Dancing Cat Satsuma

A medium Satsuma of a dancing cat, one of the three cats featured on the cover of NBS May, 2019. The cat or “neko” wears a blue ribbon hair ornament and carries a fan with a sun, representing Japan. Mid-20th Century. Reverse shows a signature and the sharp-edged self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $250

Next minimum bid: $275

#59 Cinnabar with Bird

A large slightly domed carved cinnabar depicting a bird nestled in a camellia tree. Wire loop shank. Stamped “CHINA” on the reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#60 Repousse Silver & Enamel Peony

A delicately repousséd Japanese silver and enamel button features peony blossoms and buds. Elongated silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $210

Next minimum bid: $235

#61 King George V

King George V of England is depicted on this mid-century one-piece white metal. Shown BBB PL 214-1. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#62 Little Sailor Man Steel Cup

A large steel cup button with the stamped brass image of a sailor boy and large anchor against a flat stippled background. The anchor has a cut steel jewel on one end. The word “MOM” is stamped on the crossbar of the anchor (though this example’s readability is not the best). Shown BBB PL 190-46. Metal U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#63 Sleeping Watchman

A scarce brass picture of the Sleeping Watchman, shown BBB PL 202-9. Great detail in the stack of hay with lantern atop, the rooster in the sign above the watchman’s head, and the background buildings. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $140

Next minimum bid: $150

#64 Rare BG Tobogganing

A very scarce Div. I black glass pictorial featuring two figures enjoying a winter toboggan ride. Smoky torch lights line the hill. Other details include two rows of buttons decorating the coat of the front figure, and the full beard of the second figure blown by the breeze. Decorated rim has one repaired nick at 9:00. Shown BBB PL 240-8. Brass loop and U shank. 1880 patent mark. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#65 Charles I of England

A large stamped brass of Charles I of England in high relief and applied to a brass rim decorated with facetted steels. Shown BBB PL 228-3. Companion piece to Lots #267 and #288. Brass loop shank on a support bar. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#66 Swiss Hunter Woodback

A scarce picture depicting a Swiss hunter with his walking stick crossing a log bridge over a ravine. Pierced brass scene over a woodback. Shown BBB 201-4. Painted steel reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $66

Next minimum bid: $76

#67 Peter Paul Rubens Wood

The wood head of the artist Rubens, from a self portrait painted about 1640, is set in a decorative brass rim. Shown BBB PL 227-16. Japanned steel reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#68 Champion Olympic Swimmer

Duke Paoa Kahanomoku, a native Hawaiian swimmer and five-time Olympic medalist, was considered to be the greatest freestyle swimmer in the world in his time. He also popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. This silvered brass mounted in concave plastic, ca. 1920, features Kahanomoku swimming in a large body of water with hills and the sun in the background. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $175

Next minimum bid: $185

#69 18th C. Horse in Full Gallop

Charmingly depicted with all four hooves off the ground, a dappled white horse and his soldier rider gallop across a watercolor painting on paper under glass. Gilded copper rim and back, copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $3300

Next minimum bid: $3400

#70 Hobo on Wood

This cheerful brass Hobo, complete with his bindle sack and empty pockets, journeys across this large rectangular polished wood. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#71 Square Eskimo Engraving

Two native Arctic figures carry their hunting gear on this engraved natural material square with rounded corners. Carved self-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#72 One-Piece Wafer Scottish Dancer

A choice button for your celluloid wafer tray is this brown diamond shape featuring a Scottish dancer in kilt, scarf, and tam. Can you hear the bagpipes?! Bubble shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#73 Gaucho

An extra-large brass cup button with a high relief brass image of “Gaucho”, shown BBB PL 123-3. This skilled horseman maneuvers his galloping steed through tall grass against a patterned and textured background. Great detail! The reverse is brass with a brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#74 Dickensian Comics in Horn

This horn button is inlaid with two comical gentlemen made of iridescent abalone shell. Charming that a puddle from the man’s umbrella appears to be causing consternation. Swaged-in shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $950

Next minimum bid: $1000

#75 Jasperware Gymnasts

Three gymnasts exhibit their skills on this ceramic jasperware by Stella Ryzanski. A great button for a sporting tray with three gymnastic events portrayed: pommel horse, still rings, and parallel bars. Self loop shank. Signed SR ‘82. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#76 Medium 18th C. Copper

Hard to find medium colonial copper, with flower center and zigzag border. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $195

Next minimum bid: $205

#77 Hertzog von Berwick Silver

A large fine silver with great detail featuring a portrait of Hertzog von Berwick. Late 19th century. Shown BBB PL 75-2. Hallmarks include the maker’s mark BM. Large wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#78 18th C. Paste Pinshank Carved Pearl

Beautifully carved 18th C. pearl with faceted crystal paste center. Typical 18th C. reverse. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#79 18th C. Repousse

An interesting 18th C. silver metal repousse with a pierced dotted pattern and multiple borders. Another layer of metal is below the top pierced surface. Contrasting yellow metal rim. Linen threaded reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#80 18th C. Faux Fabric Brass Woodback

A handsome quadrant design of imitation fabric or embroidery center and fancy border for this early gilt brass over a wooden mold reverse. Cat-gut shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#81 Large French Revolutionary Enamel

Here is the first of two choice French Revolution centennial enamels in this auction. This large enamel on copper features a cherub in the process of firing a canon. Another enamel is in Lot #85. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $285

Next minimum bid: $310

#82 Pom Pom Topiary

In the 17th century, the staff of the Sun King, Louis XIV, maintained 3000 orange trees for his gardens at Versailles. The trees were potted in boxes and kept pruned in order to move them inside to the Orangery for the winter. Here are two such gilt metal orange trees on this large dark pearl. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#83 18th C. French Revolution Engraving

This 18th century French Revolution era colored engraving under glass depicts a fellow wearing a three-part outfit representing the nobility, the third estate (the common people), and the clergy. Lui seul pour trois translates to “He alone for three.” Copper rim and loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $1550

Next minimum bid: $1650

#84 18th C. Gold Starred Cobalt Enamel

This 18th century enamel features a deep cobalt base decorated with gold star paillions and a border of white pierreries atop gold paillions. The center star has lost its gold. Copper rim. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $235

Next minimum bid: $260

#85 French Revolutionary Enamel #2

Symbols of the quest for liberty abound on this medium enamel on copper commemorating the centennial of the French Revolution. A companion enamel is in Lot #81. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $285

Next minimum bid: $310

#86 18th C. Silver Breeches

This small 18th century breeches button features a faceted rock crystal cap over a pink foil base and center medallion with twisted wire decoration. The crystal is bead mounted in silver. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $260

Next minimum bid: $285

#87 18th C. Handwrought Copper

A defined center circle is delicately punched with a pattern of curling vines and florets on this 18th century copper. The border design demonstrates even more delicate and steadier handwork. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#88 18th C. Basketweave Copper

A border of stamped quatrefoils surrounds a center reserve with a crisply hand-tooled woven design. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $290

Next minimum bid: $315

#89 18th C. Copper Octafoil Pattern

An eight-petaled “Octafoil” pattern was hand tooled onto this 18th century copper after the center spiral was machined. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $112

Next minimum bid: $122

#90 Minerva Head Transfer

A monochrome transfer of the helmeted head of Minerva on white ceramic with brass rim. Steel reverse with loop shank. The shank has been fortified. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $107

Next minimum bid: $117

#91 Gilt Thetis

This mint gilt brass with irregular border depicts Thetis, Mother of Achilles. Another version of Thetis is shown BBB PL 223-14. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#92 Lizard Steel Cup

A rare large steel cup depicts a Lizard climbing one side of a brick wall as a flowering vine climbs the other side.  An oval window of cut steel jewels separates the two, while a border of cut steels frames all elements. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#93 Wood Lighthouse

This lighthouse scene, elegant in its simplicity, was engraved, then inked by the studio artist. Signed and dated on the reverse, EW 95. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#94 Green Victorian Jewel

Lacy filigree petals radiate out from the center faceted green glass jewel on this Victorian-era jewel. Cut-steel jewels accentuate the border. U shank on the reverse support bar. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#95 Bimini-type Merman

Stellar Bimini or Bimini-type pressed clear glass with a gilded “Merman” framed by a raised border. Reverse is gold with brass loop shank and plate. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#96 Ship on Wafer Glass

A scarce medium Div. I flat black glass wafer still retains most of its painted scene depicting a figure in a boat with nearby palm tree. Flat metal reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#97 Large Lacy Glass

A large, unusual for its size, Div. I lacy glass with center floral band and lovely reverse amber coloring. Most of the original backpaint is intact. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $97

Next minimum bid: $107

#98 Mottled Jewel

Such an elegantly styled quality silvered openwork mount for the center mottled brown and green stone. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#99 Early Porcelain

A lovely pin-shanked porcelain from the early 19th century. Shown BBB PL 4-6. Handpainted with a delicate design in green and purple. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $231

Next minimum bid: $256

#100 XLG Ceramic Fish

A fun and well-designed vintage ceramic fish with a cream and green glazed finish. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#101 Bakelite Laminate

An extra-large bakelite is comprised of two laminated pieces in cream and transparent amber with a reverse carved crosshatch pattern. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#102 Green Gay 90’s

A large Gay 90s jewel featuring a faceted triangular green jewel in an openwork mount. The triangular motif is carried through the three frond swirls forming the border. Graduated steel jewels embellishment. U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $87

Next minimum bid: $97

#103 Goose Girl Velvetback

This unusual version of the brass picture “The “Goose Girl” has a soft background of brown velvet. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $107

Next minimum bid: $117

#104 Modern Plique Frog

An extra-large plique-à-jour enamel button depicts a smiling frog. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $100

Next minimum bid: $110

#105 Silver Mermaid

This cast and pierced silver button depicting a mermaid has hallmarks for Birmingham, England, and the year 1899. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#106 Goldstone Glass Group

Five small to medium size glass buttons of mixed ages with goldstone coloring. Three are black glass and two are green glass, including a tear-shaped. Two have self shanks and three have brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $51

Next minimum bid: $61

#107 Veil Button

A Div. I black glass Veil button with a faceted black glass central base and two green satin glass pieces fused to each end. A similar one is shown BBB PL 34-79. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#108 Paris Back Glass in Metal

Very unusual glass set in metal Paris Back.  Molded clear glass center with foil back, set in textured brass, with the addition of a brass snowflake center motif. Fabulous back marks: H. T. & S.  PARIS, “26” (in shield) and crest-type design at top with lion, unicorn, cross & crown. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#109 Plique Enamel Rabbit

Triangular modern plique-à-jour featuring a white bunny rabbit. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $111

Next minimum bid: $121

#110 Dimi Peacock Eye

A scarce diminutive size Div. I glass peacock eye. The inner foil backing creates the beautiful iridescent glow. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $62

Next minimum bid: $72

#111 Gin Bari Dragon

Exquisite medium Gin Bari enamel button featuring an emerald and lime dragon against a shimmery silver background. Mounted in silver with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $155

Next minimum bid: $165

#112 Enameled Silver Dragon

This silver dragon is a companion button to one we had in our Autumn 2019 auction.  There may be more in this set, but these are the only two that were in this collection. Fabulous detail on this Asian dragon with red and green enamel highlights. Backmark and elongated silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#113 Emerald Green Genghis Khan

Brilliant emerald-green glass shimmers against a foil backing in this extra-large glass-in-metal button depicting Genghis Khan on horseback. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $882

Next minimum bid: $932

#114 Large Gin Bari

A beautiful and large Gin Bari enamel with duo-tone white and yellow coloring behind the multicolored flowering branch. Silver mount with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $490

Next minimum bid: $515

#115 Paper Head

Large whimsical head studio button consisting entirely of paper. Several layers of paper expertly painted comprise the lovely nouveau head with abundant curling locks. Two more layers of paper form the background mount. Applied plastic plate and rounded-loop shank. Signed Nikki ‘00, for Nikki Deal. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $250

Next minimum bid: $275

#116 Brooks Peacock

A handpainted casein button with a fabulous Art Deco styled peacock by mid-century clothing designers and artists Alan and Edith Brooks, whose buttons were sold in British shops. Another Brooks’ button is in Lot #170. Molded self-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#117 Amber Lacy in Gilt Brass

A scarce and sparkling amber lacy glass with faceted beaded pattern across the surface is prong-set in openwork gilt brass.  Very unusual. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $250

Next minimum bid: $275

#118 Rococo Revival Pearl

Engraved, gilded and tinted flowers decorate this large, iridescent white oyster shell button bordered with engraved and gilded acanthus leaves and C-scrolls. The delicate pink petals are an unusual feature. Swaged-in brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $98

Next minimum bid: $108

#119 18th C. Featherwork Bird

A bird made of real feathers perches in a tree made of real plant material, gazing skyward at a flying insect painted on the foil background of this rare 18th century. Copper rim and loop shank with tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $375

Next minimum bid: $400

#120 Gaumond Paperweight

Six blossoms cluster inside an extra-large, tear-drop shaped paperweight made and signed by studio glass artist Mary Gaumond. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#121 Playing Dress-Up

A young girl plays “dress-up” on this handpainted cobalt glass made in the Czech Republic, in the early style of Mary Gregory. Designed by the late Geri Peck of California ,who worked with skilled painters to replicate her designs in limited editions of 50. Backmarked H GP 07 with a brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $450

Next minimum bid: $475

#122 Shelter In Place

An endearing button for the times we live in, a “shelter in place” moveable enamel button by studio artist Janet White of California. The roof of the colorful house rotates to reveal the residents and their dog. All proceeds from the sale of this button will be donated to the United Way, a national organization that meets people’s needs at the local level. Copper loop shank and artist’s signature stamp on the reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $275

Next minimum bid: $300

#123 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. Shown BBB PL 15802. It has a japanned steel reverse with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#124 Green Snail Shell Carved Scene

Lovely carved green snail shell scene of a woman in front of a house with nearby tree. Lots of detail and amazing iridescence. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#125 Square Black Glass Dog Face

This medium and scarce square shape Div. I black glass features the endearing face of a Spaniel with gold painted detail. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#126 Aqua Lacy Glass

A medium aqua-colored lacy glass with silver luster finish in a triad design. As explained in Joy Journeay’s “Book Is it Lacy Glass?,” this button was one of the few that did not have the typical backpaint. There is a portion remaining of a very light iridescent back coating. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#127 18th C. Paste Pin-Shank Shell

This large and oh-so-beautiful 18th century white pearl features 17 spindle shaped openings over a gold mirrored background with a faceted aqua center pin-shank paste. Gilt metal reverse plate with rounded copper small plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $1100

Next minimum bid: $1200

#128 Jasperware Mourner

A large 19th century jasperware set in brass features a seated woman in a mourning pose. Titled “Conquered Province”, a similar button is shown BBB PL 177-3. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145

#129 18th C. Les Invalides

Built in Paris by Louis XIV, Les Invalides opened in 1674 as a barracks and a hospital for soldiers. Depicted on a hand-tinted engraving on paper, this underglass button has a copper rim and loop shank and a tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $775

Next minimum bid: $825

#130 Winged Half Figure Over Celluloid

This Victorian era button features a winged half-cherub in openwork silvered brass, over a mottled celluloid background. Shown BBB PL 188-22. The cherub holds a palm frond which becomes the border design. The mask of Bacchus is part of the scene. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#131 Victorian Brass Over Ivorine

A pierced and slightly convex brass Art Nouveau botanical design mounted over an ivorine wafer. Silver paint decorative finish in small areas of the brass. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $66

Next minimum bid: $76

#132 German Gay 90’s

A center faceted black glass jewel is ringed by an inner border of pastes and an outer brass decorative border. Brass reverse with German backmark and brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $26

Next minimum bid: $31

#133 Crossing the Stream Ivoroid

This scarce ivoroid depicts a young man carrying a young girl across a stream in a pine forest setting. Shown BBB PL 24-11. Decorated brass rim and steel reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#134 Rare Philomel and Progne Horn Fable

A very scarce molded horn known as a depiction of the fable Philomel and Progne, shown BBB PL 154-3, and based on a 19th C. illustration by Gustave Dore. A woman in a hat with spindle in hand is seated next to a sleeping sheep, as a bird flies overhead. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $275

Next minimum bid: $300

#135 Lacy Glass Duo

Two medium clear lacy glass pictorial designs including a horseshoe with silver and blue back paint and a lily bloom with silver backpaint. The lily is surface painted in lavender and both buttons feature gold luster finish. Black reverse paint was beautifully restored. Four-way brass shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#136 Birth of Venus Third Avenue

This hard-to-find Third Avenue depicts Venus rising from the sea. Another Third Ave is found in Lot 289. Backmark KNOPF KONIG GRAZ with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $100

Next minimum bid: $110

#137 Glass Handpainted Girl with Bear

A young girl holds her stuffed rabbit on this handpainted cobalt glass made in the Czech Republic. Designed by the late Geri Peck of California, who worked with skilled painters to replicate her designs in limited editions of 50. Backmarked H GP 07 with a brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#138 Barefoot Boy Ivoroid

A large and scarce sepia tinted ivoroid titled “Barefoot Boy” showing a boy sitting with his dog. Shown BBB PL 191-24. This example is in mint condition with clear detail. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $145

Next minimum bid: $155

#139 Gutta Percha Oval Stud

An oval gutta percha with stud shank depicts a somber posed woman with her head leaning into her hand. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#140 Governors General Uniform

A rare silvered brass civilian uniform button worn by staff of the Governor General includes symbols of both Scotland and Ireland. Backmark PITT & CO, 31 MADDOX ST. LONDON. W. with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#141 Burwood Swan

This graceful swan carved in burwood is not easy to find. Two-hole sew thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $275

Next minimum bid: $300

#142 Iconic Enamel Madonna

Likely Russian, but possibly French and made for the Eastern market, this rare emaux peints Madonna and Child is rendered in a style that makes this little work of art a highly portable, deeply personal icon. Note the little angels hovering beside the Madonna’s halo. Elaborately gilded highlights and a rope-twist border complete the design. Gilded silver back and loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $2600

Next minimum bid: $2700

#143 Cobalt Jeweled Heart

A paste-jeweled heart is the focus of this late Georgian or early Victorian cobalt enamel jewel, which mimics glass jewels of the same era. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145