#22 Three Material with Beads

Buttons with carved bead borders are very hard to find. This brass, with center pierced floral design, includes three materials: brass, steel, and the beads. A collector has suggested that these beads are Coquilla Nut, the fruit of Brazilian Palm, which was carved into trinkets and jewelry beads during the 19th century, just like Vegetable Ivory.
Brass loop shank. Wire thread holds the beads. Est. selling price is $100-200.