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#1 Pinna Shell Balloon Engraving

Nancy DuBois’s pinna shell engraving of an early hot air balloon ride with celebratory flags. Signed and dated on the reverse, NB 1997. Open reverse with support bar and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#2 H.F.Meyers Field of Daisies

A happy field of daisies and pastoral landscape background beautifully painted on porcelain 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. We have three Meyers’ porcelains in this auction. See also Lot #218 and 202. Molded self shank. Signed H.F.M -42-. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#3 Ladybugs, a Beetle, and a Leaf

A delightful design carved in bakelite from the talented hands of Brad Elfrink. Two red ladybugs and a brown beetle inhabit the top surface of the leaf, while a third ladybug is found on the reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#4 Russian Lacquerware Butterfly

A bright red butterfly decorates this handpainted slightly domed wood button of Russian origin. Signed on the reverse. Applied shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#5 Oval Engraved Balloon

Early balloon flight engraved depiction on an extra-large oval shell. Five colors of ink utilized to enhance the engraving: green, red, yellow, gold, and black. Self peg shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#6 Gaumond Floral Artistry

Mary Gaumond’s glass artistry features pink hibiscus blooms and a bluebird within the large oval shape. Signature cane on the reverse. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#7 Early Fleur-de-lis Enamel

This late 18th century or early 19th century enamel features a red basse-taille background and gilt paint fleur-de-lis and border overlay. White and green enamel paillons and teardrop pierreries enhance the border. Clear counter-enameled reverse. Copper shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#8 Tole & Enamel

Large domed tole-decorated brass with an enamel butterfly escutcheon. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#9 Woman Reading Shibayama

Modern shibayama of natural material (derived from ancient mammoth fossil deposits) features a lovely woman with book in hand. Artisan signature on the reverse. Self peg shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#10 Fairy Enamel

A lovely gilded Art Nouveau portrait with flowing hair and colorful enameled fairy wings against a creamy enamel background on this French made button. Backmarked F.M. PARIS. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#11 Motiwala Cicada

A realistic Cicada carved from natural material from the Motiwala firm of India. Carved peg self-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#12 Cloisonné Butterfly Enamel

This high-relief cloisonné enamel features a butterfly ready for flight! On the reverse, cloisonné wire forms the number “2000”. Inset copper plate with tube shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#13 Red Glass Poppy

A striking large red transparent glass Art Deco era Poppy design with silver luster enhancement. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#14 Fop Couple Enamel

A merry couple dance for us on this colorful champleve enamel with steel jewel border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#15 Moon Over the Water Pearl

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 $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#16 Silver Iris

A small and exquisite silver button from the Arts and Crafts era with a stylized Iris design. The maker’s mark RF and hallmarks are on the front of the button. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#17 Enamel Pansy on Silver

A silver pansy with bright yellow enamel and green center. Quality mark on the reverse. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#18 Garden Music Making

A woman, in flowing drapery, and cherub (in not much else) shake castanets and clang cymbals in this silvered brass garden scene. Brass reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#19 Hen on a Fence

A large stamped and pierced brass pictorial of a hen sitting on a fence against a wood background. Shown in BBB PL 133-3. Steel reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#20 Brooks Queen Elizabeth Flower Set

This set of spring flower designs in blue colors were handpainted by Edith and Alan Brooks, mid-century England. A similar set was presented at that time to Queen Elizabeth II. Self-peg shanks on these casein buttons. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#21 Glass Jewel and Enamel Duo

Transparent red enamel covers a glittering foil background and a faceted crystal mounted in a copper ring is decorated with a center paste and ringed with a border of paste jewels. The enamel is counter-enameled in blue. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#22 Jeweled Basket

Gilded brass openwork basket with five different colors of pastes in the flowers and tiny diamond pastes in the basket itself. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#23 Battersea/Bilston Enamel

A large Battersea/Bilston enamel button from the late 18th or early 19th century with transparent green enamel center section over basse taille patterning. Handpainted rose floral designs and heavy gold luster rococo scroll accents. Example shown BBB PL 13-17. Enamel chip on the rim at 2:00. Clear counter enameling on the reverse. Copper wire shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#24 Handkerchief Fan

Classic Victorian handkerchief-corners picture button with a rose and a fan. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#25 Edwardian Jeweled DUG

Imitation shagreen (sharkskin) design under glass has unique luminescence when moved in the light while the paste jeweled border adds extra sparkle. Gilt metal rim and reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $29

Next minimum bid: $34

#26 Copper Bee Brass Trellis

A copper bee applied to an openwork brass trellis design. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#27 Bumblebee Porcelain

A large porcelain from the late 19th or early 20th century features handpainted decoration of a bumblebee and a gilded border with rococo scrolls and three tiny turquoise pierreries.

Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#28 Fan Coquetry

A woman peeks from behind her elaborately painted fan on this extra-large hand-painted button from Russia. Artist signed and dated 1996. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#29 Large Arita Butterfly

Large realistic butterfly in colorful Arita porcelain. Backmark TK within a circle and JAPAN stamp. Self shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#30 18th-C Engraved Copper

Tiny crescent man-in-the-moon shapes, each trailing a tail (of light?) decorates the border of this handwrought 18th century copper. Heavy copper shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#31 Small Coachman’s Pearl

From the late 18th or early 19th century, a coachman’s pearl, scarce in this small size, featuring an engraved and tinted coach with both front and rear seats on either side of the carriage. Swaged-in brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#32 Silver Horseman

Early continental octagonal silver with an engraved horse and rider in a lively pose. Hallmark on the reverse “CS.” Thick silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#33 Horse Head Steel Cup

Finely sculpted high relief horse head is featured in this steel cup design with spiraled wire border design. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#34 Raku Horses

Two ceramic horse designs raku-fired feature a metallic sheen to their glaze, a direct result of the firing process. By studio artist Claudia Conway. Applied metal plate with loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#35 Jasperware on Steel Equestrian

This small and scarce steel disc features a jasperware, possibly Wedgwood, medallion depicting a classic equestrian. Late 18th or early 19th century. Brazed steel ring loop. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#36 Early Waistcoat

A beautifully faceted glass or possibly rock crystal set in gilt copper. Copper wire V shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#37 Filigree Dome Jeweled Enamel

Intricate button consists of a pierced filigree gilt metal hollow dome embellished with champleve enameled petals decorating a center black glass cabochon jewel. A ring of silver lustered faceted jewels forms the outermost border. The gilt metal reverse is stamped with an overall pattern design. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#38 Red Horse Satsuma

Extra-large Satsuma porcelain features a rearing red horse outlined in gold with black and gold outlined mane and tail. Zodiac Year of the Horse which occurs every 12 years: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#39 Cowboy and Horse on Pearl

Brass escutcheon of a cowboy rider and his horse on a large pearl disc. Nice detail in the rider’s chaps and the horse’s saddle. Swaged-in brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#40 Casein Cowboy Boot

A realistic casein cowboy boot decorated with Southwestern motifs such as saguaro cactus and a steer head. Applied plastic slab shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#41 Jacksonian Steam Engine

A small Golden Age Jacksonian depicting an early steam engine. Brazed brass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#42 Rothschild Crest

Elaborate family crest of the Rothschild family, an influential banking dynasty originating in Frankfurt. The crest features heraldic lion, unicorn, crown, shield and banner with motto, CONCORDIA INTEGRITAS INDUSTRIA. During the 19th century, the Rothschild family possessed the largest private fortune in the world. Backmark FIRMAN & SONS LD, 47 WARWICK ST., 153 STRAND LONDON. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#43 Boar Hunter

A large one-piece open work brass of a hunter on horseback with plumed hat stabbing the hunted boar. Decorated border embellished with steel jewels. A similar version is shown BBB PL 129-6. Elongated brass loop shank Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#44 Steel Cup with Carved Pearl

Finely carved iridescent pearl pinned with faceted center steel to the steel cup mount. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#45 Elephant Livery

Livery in gilt metal features the scarce subject of a tusked elephant. Backmark PITT & CO, 31, MADDOX LONDON, W. Brazed loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#46 Modified Square Glass

Molded clear glass modified square with surface molded design enhanced with black enamel tint and gold luster on the center petal design. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#47 Ukrainian Lacquerware

A gold-bordered wreath design of botanical elements in red and yellow against a deep black background on this handpainted lacquered design featuring “The Art of Ukraine”. Signed and dated 1993 on the reverse. Copper flat-wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#48 Popper Glass Gay 90s

This extra-large silvered metal Gay 90’s era button features four purple “Popper” glass spindle-shaped jewels in an openwork setting embellished with five paste jewels. Copper loop shank on elongated post. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#49 Rosette Shank Glass

A transparent glass button from the early part of the 20th century in the realistic shape of a flower. The deeper coloring comes from darker glass fused to the underside of the petals. Silver luster enhances the calyx. A similar button is shown BBB PL 41-2. Rosette shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#50 Mexican Silver Elephant

Realistic silver elephant with raised trunk from Casa Prieto, a well-known and respected mid-20th Century silver shop in Mexico City. Much of their silver work was actually made in nearby Taxco.  Backmarked MEXICO (partially undefined), PRIETO, 925 (partially obscured by the shank). Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#51 Black Glass Quartet

Four Div. I black glass buttons feature pictorial designs of a running stag deer, a cornucopia, a floral design, and two colorful pears. Three have brass plate and loop shanks. The cornucopia has a self-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#52 Big Twinkle Kitty

Rare cat button featuring a fierce feline against a patterned twinkle background, all inset in wood. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#53 Sculpted Elephants

Two elephants sculpted in high relief are featured in a territorial pose on this intricately carved natural material button with pierced background design. Brass loop with inset small plate. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#54 Pewter Jester Woodback

Pewter head with elaborate headdress and pointed jester collar set against a wood background with notched edge creating a twinkle border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#55 Pierrot with Candle

Large one-piece stamped and pierced brass pictorial features Pierrot peering around a wall with candle in hand as a steel moon shines above and steel jewels embellish the border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#56 Jet Fable

The tortoise has won the race by a nose on this square button. Carved from Siberian jet by Balinese artisans and commissioned in a limited number by Bob Benson. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#57 Dog Clown

A charming portrait of a dog in a clown costume. Pearl engraving by Dianne Shefferly. Signed and dated on the reverse DIANE, 7, 94. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#58 GAP Jewel

The American Novelties and Notions Company (ANN) and the General Art Products Company (GAP) made war time buttons in the 1940s of wood composition. Here is a GAP button embellished with colorful glass jewels and gold tint decorative finish. Backmarked GAP and numbered 393. Inserted brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#59 Enamel Circus Set

Five enamel – and all MOVEABLE – buttons comprise this delightful CIRCUS SET from the creative artistry of Janet White. Buttons the Clown, the lovely Bella (elephant), Magnifico the muscle man, fine feline Franklin, and Bernard the bicycling bear will come to you mounted together on a frameable 9×12 Circus Card, all specially designed by the artist. You’ll also receive decorated cards for each of the 5 individual buttons, should you want to display them separately. Reverses show artist’s signature stamp and loop shanks. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#60 Blue Bakelite Elephant

The rarely seen blue painted carved bakelite realistic tusked elephant. Inserted loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#61 Chocolates!

Four yummy polymers packed in a Whitman’s candy box. One of the milk chocolate delights is a verbal confection decorated with buttons and the word BUTTONS! Molded self-shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#62 Cobalt Handpainted Glass Quartet

Four cobalt artisan painted buttons designed by the late Geri Peck of California, painted by a family of skilled artisans in the Czech Republic, and produced in limited quantities. Here is a girl catching butterflies, a girl harvesting grapes, a boy fishing, and a boy reading. Reverse shows backmark H gp 07 with plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $56

Next minimum bid: $66

#63 Pinna Greenaway

Nancy Dubois’s engraved and gilded pinna shell with glass embellishment. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#64 Greenaway Boy and Dog

A scarcer version of Kate Greenaway’s little boy, from her book “Under the Window”. Leading a dog (or the dog leading him) on a background with engraved detail and three steel jewels. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#65 Nursery Tale Scrimshaw

“Tom the Pipers Son” illustrated with scrimshaw engraving on fossilized walrus tusk, by Wahaba. Another Wahaba story button is in Lot #75. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#66 Uncle Wiggly V.I.

Uncle Wiggly was the main character of a series of children’s stories by American author Howard Garis. Here is the elderly rabbit’s portrait in white-filled engraved vegetable ivory. Self shank. Backmark *©1924 F.A.WISH, INC. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#67 Garter Trio

Three fabric garter buttons from the 1920s include a winking dog character, a white rabbit, and flapper face. The rabbit’s face is mostly worn-away, but the example is rare and thus worth preserving. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#68 Paris Back Deluxe Painting

A sweet painting under glass of a young girl in a garden setting interacting with a white dove. The painting is on natural material. A gilt rococo border frames the scene. Backmark A.P&CIE PARIS. Brass groove and wire shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#69 18th-C Piper Boy & Dancing Dog

A seated boy pipes a tune while his little dog performs to the music on this muted sepia-toned painting on natural material set under glass. Gilt copper rim and reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#70 Game of Graces

Two young girls in Victorian dress play the game of graces in a garden setting on this one-piece brass. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#71 Mill Scene Watch Crystal

A glittering watch crystal scene with millhouse and water wheel is comprised of reverse painting, pearl chips, and foil. By artist Nancy DuBois. Lacquered reverse is artist signed and dated 1996 with brass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#72 Brass Red Riding Hood

A scarcer version of Red Riding Hood with the wolf, shown BBB PL 195-1. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#73 Artist’s Red Riding Hood

Colorfully depicting the fairy tale is this fine illustration engraved on formica and mounted in a black walnut frame by artist Gary Harbour. Signed G. Harbour, 2017. Applied plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#74 Enamel Red Riding Hood

This enamel on copper design from the late 19th century depicts young Red unaware of the wolf emerging from the forest cover. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#75 Scrimshaw Red Riding Hood

Here is little Red and the Wolf engraved on fossilized walrus tusk. Another children’s story depiction by Wahaba. See also Lot #65. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#76 Dimi Thread Sheath Overlay Trio

This trio of diminutive clear glass buttons each has a glass overlay resembling twisted thread in colors of burgundy, pink, and white. So fun! Brass plate and loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#77 Sylvia Silver

Wonderful square deco styled verbal spelling “SYLVIA”. This button is handwrought silver and comes from the estate of the film legend, Sylvia Sidney. Ms. Sidney rose to fame in the 1930s and continued with her stage and screen career for over 70 years. Backmark STERLING 1935 with silver wire shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#78 Green Daisy Lacy

A daisy flower decorates the face of this clear glass lacy button with green reverse paint. Silver luster accent. Refurbished back paint. Brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#79 Butterfly Wing Under Glass

A highly iridescent butterfly wing mounted under glass in a silver rim and back. Quality mark on reverse SILVER 900. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#80 Silver Nouveau Head

This woman’s hair twists and flows around the surface of this Art Nouveau button in hallmark silver. Birmingham city mark, maker’s mark S&Co for Sydney & Co. and date mark 1903. Flat plate loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#81 Silver on Helmet Shell

Art Nouveau silver escutcheon of a dancing maiden, applied to helmet shell. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#82 Silver Peacock

This lovely silver peacock was made in the early days of the Uncas Mfg. Co of Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1911, they eventually became renowned as the largest costume jewelry ring manufacturer in the U.S. Backmark STERLING with maker’s mark U with inward facing arrows on either side. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $55

Next minimum bid: $65

#83 Peacock Eye Jewel

Fabulous jewel with center oval peacock’s eye on a gilt openwork setting embellished with twelve glittering prong mounted pastes. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#84 Deluxe Feather Peacock

This peacock has quite the feather in his cap as he’s comprised completely of feathers, even his feet! This fine feathered friend is on a natural material background, set under glass, and placed in a silver mount with roped border. Silver wire loop shank. Quality mark on reverse. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#85 Paste Border Peacock Eye Duo

Two medium peacock eye jewel buttons, both with paste borders and unique centers. The jewel with the light green center has a tiny chip in the glass and a circular check, but the jewel is intact. Brass shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#86 Peacock Eye Group

This group of six peacock eye buttons includes a diminutive mounted in metal, a ball shape, one in cobalt glass, and one in green glass. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#87 Peacock Shibayama

Large modern shibayama rendering of a peacock using abalone and coral in the design. A hairline split at 4:00 does not continue round the back. Self peg shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#88 Yellow Georgian Jewel

Gorgeous citrine-yellow paste jewel surrounded by a cushion-cut diamond paste border. Note the tiny black dots at the base of each border paste, indicative of Georgian work. Gilded silver setting. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#89 Peacock Satsuma

This peacock has opened his beautiful tail to fully cover the surface of this Japanese Satsuma porcelain. Lots of gold luster detail enhancement. Reverse retains paper label. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#90 Saphiret Jewel Duo

Two small waistcoat buttons with saphiret jewels include an oval shape while the other has a tiny center foil-back glass cabochon. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#91 Threadbound Turquoise Glass

A scarce Div. I four-lobed glass in turquoise color bound with thread. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#92 Handpainted Roses Porcelain

Two pink roses against a sunshine yellow sky are framed with a gold border and dots of turquoise color on this handpainted porcelain from the early 20th century. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#93 Ribbon Design Lavender Jewel

A faceted lavender glass jewel sits atop a framework of brass ribbon loops embellished with four glass pastes in prong settings. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#94 Ceramic Flowers

Three perky flowers in glaze colors of burgundy, yellow, and blue decorate this pink background glazed ceramic button. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#95 Diminutive Yellow Tingue

Square transparent yellow diminutive tingue, a scarce Div. I glass button. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#96 Horn Cupid

A black horn featuring the full figure of Cupid with quiver on his back readying his bow and arrow. The finely lined background includes two botanical garlands on either side of the figure. Shown BBB PL 189-6. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#97 Venus and Cupid Glass

Molded white glass depicting Venus and Cupid against a black tinted background. Some wear to the black coloring. Venus playfully keeps Cupid’s bow away from him. This button is a copy of a Wedgwood design. Shown BBB PL 187-2. Silver or silvered metal mount. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#98 Deluxe Boudoir Scene

Painting under glass depicts a woman in her bed interacting with two young maids, perhaps her sisters. Painted on natural material and mounted in silver or silvered metal with a full border of glittering paste jewels. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#99 Young Man in Feather Hat

A sensitive portrait of a young man in a feathered hat, beautifully painted on natural material. Mounted under glass in a silver setting with full paste jewel border. Flat wire U shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#100 Milkglass in Brass

A sweet floral spray decorates this contoured milkglass mounted in brass, with a wreath for the border design. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#101 Georgian Oval Porcelain

A scarce oval shape porcelain from the late 18th or early 19th century with a pretty handpainted floral bouquet decoration. Four hole reverse. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#102 Cupid in the Clouds Shell

Cupid sits atop a cloud, stars dot the sky, and he strums a harp on this carved green snail shell button. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $27

Next minimum bid: $32

#103 Openwork Paste Jewel

A “dotted i” row of green paste jewels forms the center design of this openwork brass also embellished with yellow and amber paste jewels. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#104 Gibson Girl Bakelite

A large black bakelite button with a stamped brass escutcheon of a Gibson girl head bordered by a garland of roses and foliage. Shown BBB PL 222-7. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#105 Helmet Shell Scene

A woman crosses a bridge in a scene with buildings and trees on this carved helmet shell wafer. Two hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#106 Carved Seal

A realistic carved seal in natural material ready to swim to your door! Black tint detail enhancement. Signed on the reverse. Carved self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#107 Bakelite Star Compass

Five-point brown bakelite star button inset with a working compass. Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#108 Carved Shell Ship

Abalone pearl carved from light to dark with a marine scene depicting a sailing vessel with two figures, a lighthouse, and waves. Two hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#109 Large Arita Bird

A large realistic bird in flight in Arita porcelain. Backmarked JAPAN and TK within a circle. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#110 Sheet Overlay Tingue Type

Faceted clear glass red-flashed sheet overlay with incised design over foil on a black glass base. Scarce Div. I tingue type. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#111 Pearlized Glass with Flag

Clear glass with pearlized and paint finish features a flag waving in the breeze against a wave patterned background. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#112 Ship on Pearl Painting

This scene of two large sailing ships at sea was exquisitely painted over iridescent pearl by a Russian artist. Silver rim and back mount decorated with a double rope border. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#113 18th-C Silver Balloon Engraving

Engraving on silver featuring a balloon transport with two delighted passengers seemingly thrilled to be soaring the sky with the birds. Large silver loop shank with pinch mark. Est. selling price is $1500-3000.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#114 Rare Transportation

A hot-air balloon with the name “Montgolfier” between its ropes hovers above a sailboat on this brass cup rarity. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#115 Brass Moon and Stars

One piece shiny yellow brass crescent man-in-the-moon design with starry sky. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#116 Birds on a Wire Enamel Black Glass

Div. I black glass octagon shape with gold lustered fired-on enamel scene of two birds on a wire. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#117 Scrimshaw Ship

Engraved and pigmented four-masted sailing vessel on natural material with inserted shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#118 Balloon Rowboat

A scarce metal pictorial featuring a woman rowing herself through the air in her hot air balloon gondola. Shown BBB PL 245-13. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#119 Delft Canal Boat

Rare large example of Delftware with handpainted canal scene and windmills. Classic white earthenware with tin glaze that creates Delft’s porcelain effect. Self shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#120 Fisherman Sporting

Fisherman scenes are harder to find among sporting buttons. This two-piece brass depicts a well-dressed man in his boat waiting for that bite. Backmark TREBLE STAND EXTRA RICH. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#121 Third Ave Provincial Portrait

A Third Avenue silver button from the late 19th or early 20th century features a young girl’s portrait in provincial head wear. Backmarked KNOPF KONIG GRAZ with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#122 18th-C Passementerie with Opaline

This medium 18th century fabric passementerie features many loops of tightly coiled wire sewn in ascending circles with a nine-lobed design framing a tiny center opaline cabochon. Coarse fabric and thread reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#123 Deluxe Elizabethan Portrait

A pretty lady’s portrait in Elizabethan age dress handpainted on natural material and mounted under glass. A border of brilliants with interspersed silvered beads frames the portrait. Silvered metal reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#124 Royal Portrait

Edward VIII, King of England from January 20, 1936 until his abdication on December 11th of the same year. One piece white metal. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#125 Rhinestone Jewel & Pearl Design

Four gray faux pearls and a multitude of chanton cut rhinestones in graduated sizes create this art nouveau era openwork jewel design. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#126 Real Carved Jet

A scarce Div. I button, this real jet likely came from Yorkshire or Whitby, England, the leading jet jewelry centers of that time. Jet is classed as a gemstone, but in actuality is fossilized wood around 182 million years old. Intricately carved with a four lobe surface design and cross-hatched center. Inserted flat wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#127 Pierced Bone with Steel Inlay

A fabulous early bone with intricate center pierced carving and a border of shiny metal dots (not steel). A tiny paste jewel decorates the center. Swaged-in brass shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#128 18th-C Handpainted Porcelain

Beautifully handpainted porcelain with copper rim and tinned sheet-iron back. Copper wire shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#129 18th-C Reverse Paint

This 18th C. reverse paint design on glass features a draped curtain, a floral branch, and perhaps a little bird, all done in gold and silver paint against the deep cobalt blue foil background. Copper rim. Sheet iron reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#130 18th-C Pearl with Wedgwood

Lovely creamy 18th century pearl features a carved laurel wreath design and a center jasperware medallion (possibly Wedgwood) held with a faceted pinshank. Heavy drilled metal shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#131 Lady in Blue Feathered Hat

A gray haired lady wears a pink feathered blue hat on this handpainted portrait on natural material. Mounted under glass and framed by a copper collet and paste jewel border. Reverse shows support bar with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#132 18th-C Copper Ovals on Circle

A rare all-over design with silvered recessed reserves. Heavy copper shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#133 Wedgwood in Silver

This green ceramic Wedgwood features the Olympian deity Apollo, with lyre and quiver of arrows. The older jasperware plaquette is in a 20th century silver jeweler’s mount with double bead border. Reverse backmarked WEDGWOOD. Silver support bar, marked STERLING, with heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#134 Liverpol Transfer

Large sepia toned transfer of a classic head. Brass reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#135 Uncle Sam Cracker Jack Prize

Snackers of Cracker Jack in the 1940s might have found this WWII era green painted Uncle Sam stud button as the prize. Made by the Tootsietoy Company of Chicago. Uncle Sam carries a rifle and his backpack is marked US. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#136 Lord’s Prayer Shell

The entire Lord’s Prayer is engraved within the center of this verbal button, only our second example of this remarkable technique. See NBB April 1946, p. 124. Late 19th or early 20th century. Brass plate with hump shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $8

Next minimum bid: $10

#137 Bimini Eagle

The gold lustered head of an eagle decorates the center of this red and gray mottled Bimini glass. Brass backplate backmarked MADE IN ENGLAND with potted tree logo. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#138 Presidential Enamel Set

The portraits of thirty-three U.S. Presidents, from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower, in enamel from the Motiwala firm of India. Mounted on silver with silver loop shanks. Est. selling price is $1500-3000.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#139 John F. Kennedy Enamel

35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy, transfer image in enamel mounted in a gilt frame with paste jewel border. Also from the Motiwala company of India. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#140 Harrison Log Cabin Political

The barrel, on this one-piece convex brass political button from the presidential campaign of 1840, is on a four-legged stand. Shown in Albert’s Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, PC 158A. Reverse has a circle of stars within rings. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#141 Eagle Head

Brass eagle head over a pitch back encircled with a gilt decorative border. Tinned steel reverse. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $6

Next minimum bid: $8

#142 18th-C Octagonal Copper

Eight sided copper from the 18th century displaying fine craftsmanship with the triple border design and center concentric designs. Originally silvered. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $0

Next minimum bid: $6

#143 18th-C Playing Cards

The King of Clubs and the Eight of Diamonds in a painting on natural material under glass. In French card language, this king represents loyalty and kindness, and the companion card represents prudent actions. Copper rim and back. Copper shank. Est. selling price is $1500-3000.