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#1 18th-C Pink Monochrome Enamel

This lovely 18th-C enamel from England’s South Staffordshire area features a pink monochrome scene of a shepherd carrying a lamb, as another lamb is nearby. The white enamel base features raised dots and textured flourishes. Counter-enameled reverse with copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $625

Next minimum bid: $675

#2 Motiwala Stained Glass Enamel

Two angels and a saint are featured on this stained glass image enamel transfer from the mid-20th century Motiwala studios of India. Silver mount with elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $325

Next minimum bid: $350

#3 Man in the Moon

A delightful and scarce brass features a sleeping man curled within the confines of the button “moon” while a smiling crescent moon looks on. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $550

Next minimum bid: $600

#4 Micromosaic Bird with Flowers

A flowery bower shelters a little bird on this colorful micromosaic scene. Strips of metal form the tail and wings of the bird, an unusual additional material to this type of inlay. Silver mount with rim and roped border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $130

Next minimum bid: $140

#5 Stormy Weather

Two colors of tinted lightning bolts on this gold-washed small and scarce stormy weather scene. BBB PL 273-33. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $88

Next minimum bid: $98

#6 Hallmarked Nouveau Enamel

A lively design in cobalt enamel on silver from the Art Nouveau era with Mackintosh Roses. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect and designer whose stylized rose later became an Art Deco icon. Reverse shows Birmingham city marks with 1909 date mark. Maker’s mark L.E. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $175

Next minimum bid: $185

#7 Cameo Shell Portrait Quatrefoil Border

This fabulous button features a tiger cowrie cameo portrait of a hooded warrior mounted in a quatrefoil border of crescent steels and a multitude of steel jewels. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $500

Next minimum bid: $550

#8 Staffordshire Enamel

A lovely and scarce Staffordshire enamel over copper from the late 18th or early 19th century. Handpainted floral sprigs are centered with a beautiful band of blue encrusted with gold and white flourishes. White counter-enameling. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $198

Next minimum bid: $208

#9 18th-C Pearl 7-Pt Paste Star

A seven-point silver star is set with glittering crystals in this beautiful 18th-C carved pearl with beaded outer and inner borders and a ring of faceted mirrored pastes. The center star is mounted over a thin gilded copper plate. Flat copper wire loop pinshank construction. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $230

Next minimum bid: $255

#10 Gilt Sporting Horse

A perfectly engraved classic horse on this watchcase sporting with fine gilt finish. Backmark HAMMOND TURNER & SONS. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $130

Next minimum bid: $140

#11 Small Wedgwood Medallion

A small and exquisite Wedgwood medallion mounted on silver. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $376

Next minimum bid: $401

#12 18th-C Patterned Copper

A pattern of finely chased ovals and tiny quatrefoils cover the surface of this fine 18th-C copper. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $615

Next minimum bid: $665

#13 18th-C Steel with Pearl

Three rayed layers comprise this 18th-C pinshank with center steel medallion over pearl and larger steel. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $92

Next minimum bid: $102

#14 Classical Jasperware Revival

A figure in classic drapery makes an offering to a lit pyre on this 19th century jasperware revival. Quality brass mount with beaded rim design. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $106

Next minimum bid: $116

#15 18th-C Passementerie Duo

Two 18th-C examples depict a similar design utilizing two different techniques. One is a gilt metal repousse of a sequined and metallic thread branch design, and the other is a passementerie creation with a triple branch motif of actual sequins and metallic thread. The repousse has a woodback with catgut shank. The other has a linen padback. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#16 Old Natural and Iron Quartet

Four really old utilitarian buttons including a rimmed four-hole bone, a cone-shaped bone pinshank, an ivory pin-shank, and a cast iron ball. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#17 Early Molded-Top Glass

The clear glass press-molded cap reveals a background of intermixed glass on this early example of an innovative technique. Copper mount with thick drilled wedge shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $27

Next minimum bid: $32

#18 Triangular Gay 90s

An attractive faceted triangular cornflower blue jewel framed with delicate scrolls. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#19 Rooster Head on Wood

Brass rooster head with prominent comb and fine-feathered detail mounted over a slightly convex lacquered wood wafer. A few nicks in the lacquer on the rim. Self peg shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#20 Kittens in a Basket Enamel

Three kittens fill a basket on this realistic-shaped modern enamel. U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $101

Next minimum bid: $111

#21 Elephant Head Brass

A mighty tusked elephant head in fine detail on this brass pictorial. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $83

Next minimum bid: $93

#22 Boy and His Dog

A heartwarming scene handpainted on cobalt glass by an artisan family in the Czech Republic. Commissioned from a design by the late Gerry Peck of California. Backmarked “H gp 07”. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $72

Next minimum bid: $82

#23 Cat and the Mirror

The ever popular and scarce picture “The Cat in the Mirror”. A beveled steel (verified magnetic) acts as the mirror to the preening cat. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#24 Rooster Head Horn

A scarce 19th century pressed horn depicts a head of a Rooster with nice feathered detail. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $235

Next minimum bid: $260

#25 Practically Extinct Steel Cup

Small but mighty, here is the rarest and most desired of steel cups. This elephant head has only ever been found in this small size. The brass head is against a pearl background and features a steel tusk. Unfortunately, this mighty fellow has seen a few too many battles. His once curled trunk is a shorter snout. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $423

Next minimum bid: $448

#26 Scarce Size Captive Poodle

When found, this silvered brass depicting a poodle wearing a hat and tied to a chair is usually a medium size. This small size is particularly scarce. Shown BBB PL 122-22. Backmarked SUPERIEUR FRANCE. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#27 Artist Painted Pavone Cats

Handpainted by clever designer Marie-Christine Pavone, two wary cats keep the lookout on this drum-shaped black casein. Signed original card included. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#28 Large Arita Siamese Cat

A solemn realistic-shaped black Siamese cat gazes intently from its blue eyes. Gold highlights. Backmarked with double post loop shanks 1/2” apart. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $825

Next minimum bid: $875

#29 Siamese Kittens Lacquerware

A large Russian lacquerware paper-mache features three Siamese kittens framed by a gold scroll border. Signed on the reverse. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#30 Scalloped Lacy Glass

Scalloped-edge Div. I lacy glass with silver luster surface finish and cobalt blue backpaint for intense color. Reverse paint has been restored. Brass hump shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $255

Next minimum bid: $280

#31 Calkins Flowers of the Month

A complete set of 12 porcelain flowers created by Lois Calkins in the 1970s. Includes: Violet, Orchid, Dahlia, Poinsettia, Carnation, Easter Lily, Day Lily, Rose, Pansy, Chrysanthemum, Daisy, and Orange Blossom. The name of each flower is on its reverse. The full set of these buttons is very difficult to find. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#32 Ivoroid Floral Spray

Blooms, berries, and foliage molded in ivoroid decorates the center of this brass rimmed button. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#33 Dove Overlay Pearl

A dove alights on a branch on this pierced carved oyster shell overlay. The green snail background mount with beautiful pink iridescence is attached with three steel pins. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#34 Artid Diana and Cupid

Diana and Cupid are framed by a ribbon border on this British polymer (urea resin) Artid button. Brown paint decorative finish. Backmark “Artid MADE IN ENGLAND” with self shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#35 Brooks Cherries

A small button in gray casein hand painted dark green with colorful cherries and foliage by the late Alan and Edith Brooks of England. The Brooks’ painted their buttons in the 1940-50s. Molded self turret shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $55

Next minimum bid: $65

#36 En Grisaille Plate Enamel

A little cherub in true en grisaille enamel is highlighted with gold luster on this plate-form enamel. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $700

Next minimum bid: $750

#37 Roses Under Glass

Delicate pink roses and foliage handpainted on a natural material disk, set under glass, and mounted in a gilt brass rim and back. Even though the paint smeared at the time of, or soon after, construction, the effect rendered a sense of fleeting beauty. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $280

Next minimum bid: $305

#38 Ivoroid Rose on Wood

High profile ivoroid rose, foliage, and bud attached to a wooden base. Shown BBB PL 253-8. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $66

Next minimum bid: $76

#39 Limoges Forget-Me-Nots

This exquisite foil-embedded floral enamel is highlighted with gold luster and a diamond paste border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $550

Next minimum bid: $600

#40 Brass Head on Sheet Overlay

A light blue sheet glass overlay on black wafer glass is mounted with the brass head of a young girl. Brass loop and plate hold the escutcheon. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#41 Gates Godey Head Watch Crystal

This T.J. Gates’ creation features a Victorian Godey lady’s head lithograph encased under a watch crystal with pearl glitter accents. Signed on the reverse TJG ‘66. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $68

Next minimum bid: $78

#42 Gibson Girl Brass

This extra-large oval shaped one-piece brass with Art Nouveau styling features a portrait of the iconic Gibson Girl. Shown BBB PL 218-4. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $38

Next minimum bid: $43

#43 Foil Jewel with Satyrs

Two Satyrs are entrusted with the care of this gorgeous clear glass jewel over foil in the gilt brass mount. The goat-footed creatures are both playing instruments: one a flute, and the other panpipes. Gilt reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $228

Next minimum bid: $253

#44 Wheel Woodback Driver

This lady, a driver of an early automobile, is featured within the design of the car’s wheel. Wood background. Quality brass mount. Shown BBB PL 218-5. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $256

Next minimum bid: $281

#45 Purple Openwork Jewel

An unusual openwork Gay 90s with a center purple triangular jewel. The outer brass ring has a delicate floral wallpaper design. Tiny flea bites on the glass at the endpoints. Elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#46 Realistic Turtle

Carved from natural material, here is a realistic turtle, eager to find its new home. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#47 V.I. Dragonfly Pictorial

This medium vegetable ivory features a lovely and detailed scene with a dragonfly hovering over flowering branches. The decorated border is dotted on the upper half and lined on the lower half. Four hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $49

Next minimum bid: $54

#48 Victorian Star Celluloid

This Victorian celluloid features a center brass star outline filled with glass triangular and round pastes. Fancy gold-tinted outer scrolled brass border. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#49 Silver Mt. Fuji Lake Scene

Mt. Fuji in Japan is depicted in the background of this lake boating scene. Five lakes were formed from eruptions of the volcano, and the silver button with gold wash may picture Lake Kawaguchi, the only lake of the five that includes an island. STERLING backmark with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#50 Arita Seahorse

An aqua seahorse in Arita porcelain from Japan. Arita backmarks and self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#51 Herons with Crowned Shield Livery

This Scottish made silvered livery features two long-legged herons flanking a crowned shield over a banner marked FIRM. Both birds have a snake (or eel) in their beaks. Backmark KIRKWOOD & SON, EDIN. Heavy elongated loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#52 Gay 90s Striped Oval Jewel

This large oval Gay 90s features a striped glass jewel in an open framework embellished with two yellow paste jewels. Some scratching on the glass. Metal loop shank (which may not be original). Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#53 Pictorial Peacock Eye

A large Art Nouveau jewel features a high-domed peacock eye surrounded by diamond pastes and wrapped in the embrace of a female figural border. Brass U shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $4060

Next minimum bid: $4160

#54 Peacock Princess

Fabulous Art Nouveau Peacock Princess wears a peacock headdress as her peacock feather locks swirl around to form the border on this gilt finish button. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $155

Next minimum bid: $165

#55 Sammoth Pottery Cat

This mid-20th century square ceramic button from the Sammoth Pottery company features an alert cat (or monkey?) glancing over its shoulder. Buttons from this company are quite scarce. They were known for whimsical products made during the 1950s. The applied plastic shank is original to the button. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $230

Next minimum bid: $255

#56 V.I. Raccoon

Measuring NBS large, here’s a mammal rarely found on a button. Painted stripes and mask, foil pupil in eye. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#57 Seaside Scene Enamel

A dreamy emaux peints enamel lake or seaside scene with sailboat and small building on the cliff top. Champleve rococo border. Gilt reverse with wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $370

Next minimum bid: $395

#58 Rabbit and Frog

A rabbit and a frog meet up on this brass pictorial with white metal collet. The cutout scene is over a darkened back. The scroll-decorated brass reverse has a self hump shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#59 Platypus Over Butterfly

A reverse-painted duckbill platypus swims against a background of brilliant blue butterfly wing. Brass back carries Phil Linley’s signature. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $170

Next minimum bid: $180

#60 Turtle Hatchling V.I.

A baby sea turtle emerges from its shell on this realistic carved vegetable ivory. Self carved shank with a bit of natural bark retained. Signed and dated by the artist, C.M., ‘06. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#61 Metal Hinge Duo

Two Victorian pictorials featuring elaborate wrought-iron style hinges. A large copper wafer with engraved detail is decorated with a brass half-circle of wallpaper pattern, a copper hinge, and two steel shapes. The medium is a tinted brass with blued cut steels holding the hinge to the wood-grained background. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#62 Hand and Rose Pictorials

Two Victorian pictorials include a large rose bloom with cut steel embellishment and a twinkle border background. The second is a hand holding several posy stems against a wood background. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#63 The Kiss

This medium hallmark silver button shows Cupid kissing the sleeping figure of Psyche from the mythological tale. The scene is framed by an elaborate rococo style border. The hallmarks are on the reverse. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#64 Glass in Metal Pair

A small and medium pair of Div. I glass in metal buttons. A brass bar separates two types of glass in each button. A black glass floral stem imitating beadwork is on one side and a rayed glass with aurora finish is on the other side. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#65 Ribbon Border Enamel

An enamel center of red, green, and blue with an openwork ribbon and bow border on this silver or silvered metal Arts and Crafts era button. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#66 Cupid and a Rabbit Black Glass

This adorable small black glass features a gold lustered Cherub playing music for an attentive silver lustered rabbit. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#67 Shell Sphinx Steel Star Border

This fabulous cameo carved shell sphinx sits majestically within an openwork border of star-shaped steels and tiny steel jewels. Brass plate and loop shank on the brass reverse. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $378

Next minimum bid: $403

#68 XL Black Glass Jewel with Enamel

This extra-large elaborate Victorian showpiece is comprised of two black glass arches surrounding a center black glass cabochon, enamel butterfly-like border embellishment interspersed with clear pastes, and all adorning a lacy screen background. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $235

Next minimum bid: $260

#69 Danish Arts & Crafts Rose

A very large artistic Rose crafted by a Danish silversmith from the Arts & Crafts era. Silver wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145

#70 Dubois Tea Service

Charming Tea Service set crafted of painted leather by artist Nancy DuBois. Note the cute button decoration of the sides of the wares. OME includes wire teapot handle and paper and string tea bag. Still mounted on the artist’s original card. Signed and dated on the reverse, NB 1999. Metal loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $245

Next minimum bid: $270

#71 Precision Glass Inlay Trio

Three small to medium glass buttons in black, red, and clear with precision glass inlay designs. The small black has a Le Chic backmark. Self shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#72 Victorian Ivoroid Tight Top

This Victorian ivoroid tight top is decorated with Rococo flourishes and posy sprigs with black and gold color enhancement. Metal reverse with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $52

Next minimum bid: $62

#73 Figural Enamel with Steels

A large and deluxe monochrome painted enamel of a young lady in a garden setting. A border of cut steel jewels frames the scene. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $350

Next minimum bid: $375

#74 Gutta Percha Dragon

A fantastic find is this fantastic creature in gutta percha, molded with fabulous detail. The creature is perched on a dotted crescent as he curls his tail to fit within the button’s confines. Shown BBB PL 19-39. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $715

Next minimum bid: $765

#75 Arita Lily

An Arita porcelain in the realistic shape of a lily in lovely magenta coloring. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#76 Letter Carrier

A scarce one-piece brass depicting the “The Letter Carrier, striding over land and sea, scattering his letters far and wide in his haste.” BBB PL 243-29. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#77 Masonite Horse Race

A vintage commercially made masonite button from the mid-1900s with a colorful transfer of two horses and their riders in a steeplechase event. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $250

Next minimum bid: $275

#78 Steeplechase with Windmill

This white metal highly-detailed pictorial also depicts a steeplechase. Two riders on their horses race through the countryside with large windmill and trees in the background. A hoof-handled riding crop forms the border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $150

Next minimum bid: $160

#79 Locomotive Uniform

One-piece brass uniform depicting a locomotive with nice detail. Backmark C.C.SPORRONG & CO, STOCKHOLM. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#80 Pavone Parachuter Set

A charming set of five Marie Pavone designed buttons depicting the descent of a parachuter. Signed original card included. Molded self-shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#81 Marquetry Balloon Moveable

Wood marquetry hot air balloon with attached movable carved wood gondola. Signed TT for Tom Templeton. Dated 1999 with applied shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $43

Next minimum bid: $48

#82 Cherub on Dolphin Transport

Cupid deftly plays a harp as he rides the back of a winged dolphin within a seashell backdrop on this charming Victorian button. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#83 Atlee Balloon

A colorful pink and orange hot air balloon with gondola travels the sky on this wonderful button by artist Sara Atlee. Signed and dated ‘94 on the reverse (though a portion of “Atlee” has worn off). Numbered 4/10. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#84 Gaumond Balloonist

A happy balloonist clutches the impression inlay copper rope on Mary Gaumond’s charming lampworked balloon. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#85 Velvet Back Pattern

This large velvet back features a lovely brass turn-around pattern perfectly designed for the circular button shape. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#86 Plique Enamel Silver Seashell

A superbly crafted silver seashell with plique-a-jour turquoise enamel by artist Michelle Raney. The artist uses fine silver in her work, which is .999% pure. This design can be seen on her website at www.Enanimals.com. Silver U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $122

Next minimum bid: $132

#87 View from the Ship

An interesting scene, as viewed from a ship, with large anchor, ropes with sails, sea birds and ocean. Metal U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#88 18th-C Harbor Scene

Though there is some age wear to this 18th century, the beautifully rendered painting still warrants a close look. A seaside castle, a ship moored in the distance, and a fisherman in the foreground are found in this watercolor on paper mounted under glass. Copper rim and iron back. The copper loop shank has been fortified. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $235

Next minimum bid: $260

#89 Ship Engraving on Shell

Studio artist Diane Schefferly used the natural coloring of this shell to frame her exquisite scrimshaw ship. Two-hole sew-thru. Signed and dated on the reverse 1996. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#90 Lighthouse Over Butterfly Wing

Iridescent butterfly wing forms the background for this reverse painted lighthouse scene under glass. Quality brass mount with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#91 Black Glass Aristocrat

A scarce Div. I black glass Aristocrat, with gold filled engraved lines, and the leaf and petal areas of the flower filled with silver luster. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#92 Bimini-type Flame

An impressed gold lustered candle flame in clear Bimini-type glass. The brass reverse plate with loop shank has backmark DARIAN, G. F. D. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $73

Next minimum bid: $83

#93 Cobalt Enamel with Steels

A large gothic style pierced button with cobalt enamel scallop decoration and a multitude of cut steel jewels. U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $200

Next minimum bid: $225

#94 Horsedrawn Omnibus Uniform

This one-piece brass uniform would have been worn by the coachmen in charge of a multi-passenger coach, or horse-drawn Omnibus. If you count both coachmen, passengers, and unseen passengers on the opposite side of the coach, 20 persons are on this transport. Backmark F.W.E. LEIPZIG with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $233

Next minimum bid: $258

#95 NBS Commemorative Button

Our own National Button Society commemorative button showing button measures and the society’s year of establishment, 1938. Backmark BASTIAN BROS CO ROCH, NY. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#96 Black Glass Zodiac

A medium Div. I black glass zodiac Leo, pictured with the lion and the head of a goddess against a stippled background. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#97 Fabulous Bull Border

An attractive white metal with a center scene depicting a classic figure with a bull, perhaps the Greek hero Thesus, and the Marathonian Bull. Six bulls decorate the border in an interesting procession with three walking the inner ring border and three walking the outer ring border. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $234

Next minimum bid: $259

#98 18th-C Grotto of Meudon

An engraving on paper of King Henry II’s 16th-C belvedere. The architecture surrounds an artificial cave decorated in fantasy style. The entire structure was demolished in 1705. Tinned sheet-iron back, copper rim and loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $815

Next minimum bid: $865

#99 18th-C Muse

This underglass portrait of a Muse at work owes its shimmer to the fine silk on which she is printed. Gilded back and rim, copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $2905

Next minimum bid: $3005

#100 Bargas Dusk

A gilded Armand Bargas signed Art Nouveau era button featuring a woman’s head in profile against a sky with a star and flying bats. This is one of a series of four subjects representing the progression of a day through dawn (Aurore), day (Jour), dusk (Crepuscule), and night (Nuit). Nuit is shown BBB PL 232-5. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#101 Steel Cup Trio

Three small hard-to-find steel cups with heads including a mask of Bacchus, Thor with woodback, and an Eygptian King woodback. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $29

Next minimum bid: $34

#102 Jeweled Tolework

This unusual japanned pierced button with cricket cage construction reverse is etched and decorated with silver and gold paint. Prong-set pastes decorate each of the outer border pierced petal forms and the center petal outline. Backmark EPOS. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $97

Next minimum bid: $107

#103 18th-C Agate

This 18th century features a creamy polished agate with faint veining and a streak of red set in a copper rim. Tin sheet iron reverse with copper shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $195

Next minimum bid: $205

#104 18th-C Copper Octagon

An exceptional 18th-century copper with a gilded circlet and strikingly crisp hand-tooling. Note the star pattern formed by intersecting chased lines and stampwork diamonds. Copper shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $700

Next minimum bid: $750

#105 Lavender Glass Lacy Spindle

Very rare spindle-shape lacy in lavender glass with gold filled incised floral design and silver lustered bead rows. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $230

Next minimum bid: $255

#106 Harrison Log Cabin Political

A medium political button from the Harrison-Van Buren presidential campaign of 1840. This brass shows the log cabin with chimney and smoke on the left and a cider barrel prominently displayed to the right of the door to appeal to the hard drinkers. Similar examples shown BBB PL. 296. Loop shank. Backmarked “E. PRITCHARD, WATERBURY, CON.” Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#107 NRA Wood

This rare pressed wood button with a triad design is from the short two-year time period in U.S. history when the National Recovery Act was in place, from 1933 until 1935, when it was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The March 1956 issue of NBS includes an article about this type of button on p. 88. Some were backmarked, others were not. This one is unmarked. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $168

Next minimum bid: $178

#108 Steel Star on Openwork Brass

A one-piece Victorian era button with an openwork design incorporating a female head on the upper half and three steel stars embellishing the closed lower half. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#109 Blue and Silver Lacy Glass

A lovely Div. I lacy glass with radial design, purple and silver luster paint decorative finish. Shown in Joy Journeay’s book “Is it Lacy Glass,” p. 6 and 68, with pattern identified as Radial Design, R9-00. The reverse retains all of the original back paint. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $84

Next minimum bid: $94

#110 Complete Set Green Bulls-Eye

Here are all 15 Bull’s-Eye china gaiter stencil patterns in green! Yes, you are reading this right:  ALL 15 patterns, including three rare. Dome shape. Plate and loop shank reverse. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $600

Next minimum bid: $650

#111 Goodyear Dancing Frogs

A hard rubber button featuring a pair of dancing frogs, a political button referring to the Greenback Movement of the 1870s and 1880s. Backmarked N.R.Co. GOODYEAR’S P=T. Two hole sew thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#112 18th-C Lucernois

The words below this colorful watercolor portrait identify the jaunty young man leaning on his staff as a peasant of the Swiss canton of Lucerne. Tinned-sheet iron back, copper rim and loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $900

Next minimum bid: $950

#113 18th-C Octagonal Shell

This engraved and lampblacked rider on a galloping steed is a set-mate to the Autumn Armchair Auction’s kite flyers, and has the same folksy charm. Early form of swaged shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $500

Next minimum bid: $550

#114 18th-C Enamel Hound

An elegant hound rendered in emaux peints enamel. The enamel plaquette is mounted in metal. Tinned sheet-iron back, copper rim and copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $1400

Next minimum bid: $1500

#115 Medium Copper Colonial

This medium size colonial copper shows a multi-pointed sunray pattern and a faint center starburst engraving can be seen upon close inspection. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $72

Next minimum bid: $82

#116 GW Inaugural Reproduction Set

The complete four-button reproduction set of George Washington inaugural buttons, originally issued by Liberty Village in Flemington, N.J., to commemorate the bicentennial. Bkmk REPRO 74 LIBERTY VILLAGE with applied copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $334

Next minimum bid: $359

#117 Washington Engraved Shell

An expertly rendered engraving of George Washington on a large dark pearl, done in the 1950s. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145

#118 Lincoln on Horn

A molded and dyed horn button from the 1860s features a mourning portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $450

Next minimum bid: $475

#119 Metal Waistcoat Quartet

From the first half of the 19th century come these four waistcoat size buttons including three medium steel and one small brass. The steel designs resemble hard white pewters of the same age. Other examples of these steels can be found BBB PL 73, 1-10. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $43

Next minimum bid: $48

#120 Salt-Glazed Star Swirlback

Here’s a 19th century “charm string” black glass molded star top with salt glaze and a swirlback reverse. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $62

Next minimum bid: $72

#121 Cowrie Shell Portrait Steel Border

A cameo carved cowrie shell portrait of a young woman is prong mounted in a border of cut steel jewels. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $48

Next minimum bid: $53

#122 Transitional Gilded Pierced Copper

The stamped pierced design of this beautiful large gilded copper alloy exemplifies new techniques that were being utilized in metalwork in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $100

Next minimum bid: $110

#123 18th-C Steel Star

18th century flat steel with polished surface and repousse star design. The button, to be fully appreciated, should be held in the hand and turned under the light to see every facet reflect with bright shine. Steel loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#124 Gilded Engraved Metal

Engraved rococo scrolls and flourishes are gold-filled on this large darkened metal. Gilt reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#125 Realistic Blk Glass Minerva Head

A very scarce Div. I black glass helmeted head of Minerva with realistic shape. The detail on this small button is notable. The helmet is a bearded head in profile, Minerva’s features and hair are exquisitely molded, and a running horse is on her shoulder. Brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $430

Next minimum bid: $455

#126 Small Div. I Waiscoat Trio

Two Golden Age glass centered buttons in black and clambroth feature a swirled five-petaled design. This type of button originally known as Sandwich glass date to the 1830s. An example is shown BBB PL 59-42. The third waistcoat features a detailed helmet shell carving of a woman resting under a tree. The Golden Age are backmarked R.J.&CO PATENT (for Robinson, Jones & Co.). Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#127 18th-C Verbal French Tombac

A large 18th century tombac button from the French revolution engraved with the phrase “Vive La Republique” (Long live the Republic). Engraved and chased border design. Typical tombac shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $400

Next minimum bid: $425

#128 18th-C Crowd on a Balcony

This intriguing 18th century subtly rendered painting under glass speaks to us across the centuries. Why have these people congregated? What rendered the scene notable in the artist’s eyes to place on a button? Are they listening to a speaker? Watching a procession? Copper rim. Tinned sheet iron reverse with copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $1500

Next minimum bid: $1600

#129 18th-C Jasperware in Steel

A heavy steel mount with pierced border design and individually applied faceted steel jewels frames the center jasperware depicting a seated figure balancing a large shield with warrior head design. A lit pyre is atop a pedestal. Heavy half round steel loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $275

Next minimum bid: $300

#130 18th-C passementerie

Colored foil sequins and coiled wire threading decorate this silver foil covered 18th century passementerie. Threaded linen reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#131 Early Stuart Crystal

A rock crystal lens is backed with pink foil in this late 17th/early 18th century button. Silver back and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $91

Next minimum bid: $101

#132 18th-C Verbal Figural Repoussé

A cap of silver plated copper features the figure of Liberty holding fasces and a liberty pole and the words REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE. Bone reverse with threaded shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $425

Next minimum bid: $450

#133 18th-C Enamel on Copper

A cobalt enamel medallion decorated with tiny silver foil pinwheels and gold star paillons mounted in a gilt copper with multiple borders. Heavy copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $560

Next minimum bid: $610

#134 18th-C Revolutionary Symbols

An 18th century reverse painting on glass featuring Revolutionary symbols of the estates crossed through a red center heart. A flecked gold mica border frames the center design. Copper rim. Sheet iron reverse with copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $305

Next minimum bid: $330

#135 Georgian Cobalt Jewel

Foil backed cobalt glass and glittering pastes define this lovely jewel from the Georgian era of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Silver mount with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $126

Next minimum bid: $136

#136 18th-C Small Passementerie Star

Found in France, this small 18th century features a two-colored silk thread woven star design and a border of crocheted metallic thread. Threadback shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $176

Next minimum bid: $186

#137 Sporting Target

A brass target sporting design with five concentric border designs. Tinned steel reverse with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#138 Silver Loaded Horsecart and Driver

Two horses pull this cart laden with casks as the driver urges them on under a sunny sky on this continental silver. Reverse shows the F import mark. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.