#1 Bird in Flight with Sun

A bird with full outstretched wings flies against a fully rayed sun and voluminous clouds on this translucent frosted green glass mounted in a silver rim and back. The 3-dimensional effect of this beautiful piece can only be fully admired when the bird is in hand. Backmark STERLING and signed PHIL for Phil Lindley. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $140

Next minimum bid: $150

#2 Etched Bird on Pearl

This early pearl features a darkened engraving of a bird in flight, about to make a landing. Swaged-in drilled loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#3 Brass Flag on Pearl

A painted American flag decorates the center brass escutcheon on this carved pearl. Brass loop through a flat plate connects the escutcheon. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#4 Verbal Head of Liberty Celluloid

A fabulous molded ivoroid head of Liberty bursting through paper is mounted in a large celluloid dish. LIBERTY marks her headpiece. Applied celluloid U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $153

Next minimum bid: $163

#5 Floral Engraved Tombac

A rare pictorial 18th C. Tombac with an engraved floral design AND engraved border design. Typical tombac shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $180

Next minimum bid: $190

#6 Bat and Ball Victorian Scene

A scarce Victorian brass pictorial featuring a young girl and boy batting a ball while a little dog frolics along with the activity. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#7 Medium Kaleidoscope

A scarce medium Kaleidoscope with a frosted, etched, and faceted glass surface mirroring the reverse painted 8-point star design. Metal backplate with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $31

Next minimum bid: $36

#8 18th C. with Paste

A scarce 18th C. type consisting of a thin plate of repousse silvered metal in a center rayed pattern and outer border. The metal is mounted over a thin iron back. The button is finished with a beautiful center paste pin shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#9 Edwardian Multi-Colored Jewel

A gorgeous openwork floral design in unmarked silver set with a multitude of sparkling clear pastes, five royal blue pastes, and five cranberry pink pastes. Considering the quality and time-frame of this piece, the colored pastes might be sapphires, and the clear pastes may include diamonds. Elongated silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $126

Next minimum bid: $136

#10 Verbal Bimini Eagle

A white Bimini glass from England with a raised molded image of an Eagle surrounded by Greek letters. Gold luster decorative finish. Brass plate with loop shank backmark MADE IN ENGLAND with the potted tree symbol. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#11 Wessel Continental Soldier Duo

Two watch crystal buttons by the late H.G. Wessel featuring Continental Army and Navy men. Wire U shanks. Signed HGW. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#12 Eagle on Casein

A thick casein disc engraved with the image of an Eagle. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $26

Next minimum bid: $31

#13 XLG Triangular Czech Glass

An extra-large triangular black glass with intermixed colors of white, green, yellow, blue, and red. The front surface is faceted. Reverse shows two brass loop and plate shanks and a paper label MADE IN CZECHO-SLOVAKIA. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#14 Bearded Crescent Moon Face Pearl

A beautiful carved mother-of-pearl with a bearded Man-in-the-Moon crescent shape escutcheon applied with two cut steel jewels. Stars form the border design and three vertical stars, perhaps representing Orion’s Belt (of the constellation Orion), decorate the front. Four-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#15 Hippolyta, Amazon Queen

Shown with a lion and a palm branch, here is Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, a legendary race of female warriors. This scarce brass pictorial is a great addition to a mythological tray. Shown BBB PL 171-17. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#16 Floral Pietra Dura

This Pietra Dura mosaic features a single tulip or bell-shaped flower in a gold mount. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $96

Next minimum bid: $106

#17 Battersea Bison Head

A medium realistic Bison head in Sterling silver and bronze from the Battersea company. Backmark BATTERSEA 1996, STERLING BRONZE with founder’s head shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#18 Milking the Cow Continental Silver

This early continental silver features a man in a hat milking his cow. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $175

Next minimum bid: $185

#19 Early Porcelain Transfer Portrait

Early transfer portrait on porcelain of a figure in tricorn hat. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $31

Next minimum bid: $36

#20 Medium China Igloo

A scarce china igloo in black and white. Another mottled igloo is offered in Lot #256. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#21 Silver Warrior’s Head

Attractive classic warrior’s portrait on silvered metal. Interesting helmet detail is a pair of horses. Great Greek key border. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#22 Tulip Enamel Steel Cup

This steel cup with enameled decoration includes four blue and white tulip blooms and parallel bars in two-toned green enamel. A cut steel jewel centers the pierced design against the back of faux moire patterned metal. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#23 Warrior’s Head on Shell

A shell with lovely dark tones and iridescence is mounted with a deluxe and handsome brass warrior’s head against an elaborate border. Swaged-in four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#24 18th C. French Revolution Copper

This late 18th C. one-piece copper alloy shows the symbols of the Revolution including a bonnet rouge (liberty cap) atop a pike, crossed swords, oak leaves, and the wording Vive la Nation, Vive le Roi, et La Liberte (Long live the nation, the King, and freedom). Heavy copper loop shank and maker’s mark on the reverse. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $250

Next minimum bid: $275

#25 Fabulous Beast Livery

A one-piece silvered brass livery features a fabulous beast with wolf head, bird talons, and wings and scales like a dragon is surmounted with a feathered crown. Backmark COOK, 8 CLIFFORD ST., BOND ST., LONDON. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#26 Mexican Silver Floral

Pressed silver flower stalk with textured background. Mexican silver back mark. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#27 Swedish Crowns Enamel

Triple gilt crowns decorate the domed surface of this bleu-de-roi guilloche enamel. The gilt reverse shows backmark C.C. SPORRONG & Co. STOCKHOLM. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#28 18th C. Column w/Tortoise Reverse

This unique 18th C. oval features a painting on ivory under glass of the Paris Vendome Column, erected by Napoleon I to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz. Torn down by decree in 1871, it was subsequently re-erected and remains in the Place Vendome to this day. The unusual reverse is tortoise. The side is rimmed with copper. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $501

Next minimum bid: $551

#29 Cougar Head Reverse Paint

The reverse painted cougar head under this glass dome has great three-dimensionality. Rainbow iridescent pearl forms the background. Brass rim and back mount. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#30 Head of Man Carved Shell

Well-carved ocean pearl from dark front down to light background featuring a Renaissance era man in feathered hat. Swaged-in brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#31 Fish Among Cattails Horn

A fish seems to have jumped out of the water and now is diving among the cattails on this molded Div. I black horn button. Molded self-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#32 Bonneted Girls Painted Glass

A charming handpainted scene on a vintage domed blue glass depicts two bonneted girls, one atop a fence and the other with a basket. Staple shank on a raised cone. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#33 Tortoise Bakelite Hat Snapette

A clever bakelite hat with brass brim has a “Snapette” shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $31

Next minimum bid: $36

#34 Hallmark Silver Floral

Openwork Sterling silver floral with English hallmarks on the front. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#35 Silver Electroplated Overlay Glass

Div. I soft pink glass with an Art Nouveau silver electroplated overlay poppy design. This OME technique is known (mistakenly) as “silver resist”. We had another of these in the previous auction and are lucky to be able to offer another. Metal two-way shank. The silver resist line goes across the back. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $175

Next minimum bid: $185

#36 Opaline and Amethyst Oval Jewel

A domed opaline glass cabochon and two faceted pyramid-shaped amethyst jewels decorate this gilt oval brass with delicate filigree overlay. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $74

Next minimum bid: $84

#37 Painted GAP Floral

A wood composition GAP design in magenta and black luster with a floral and leaf design. Metal loop shank. Backmark 505 GAP. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#38 Tortoise Glass in Brown Bakelite

An attractive brown bakelite cup shape features a six-sided faceted front inserted with a six radiating-petal amber glass insert. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $38

Next minimum bid: $43

#39 Silhouette Painted Glass in Metal

Oval opaque cream-colored glass handpainted with a silhouette of two children on a swing. The prong setting forms a border for the yellow metal mount. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#40 Foil Elephant Enamel

A silver foil elephant coated with clear enamel decorates this slightly convex black enamel over copper button. Counter-enameled in dark blue. Signed by the artist CLE with date ‘00. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $32

Next minimum bid: $37

#41 Mary and Her Lamb Lithograph

A lithograph under glass depicting Mary in her school dress walking her lamb. The paper is textured to resemble an oil painting. Set in a brass rim and back. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#42 Oakland Bridge Enamel

Enamel on copper of the Oakland Bay Bridge by studio artist Glenda Ott. Applied copper plate with cut-out self shank. Signed GLO, ‘90. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $21

Next minimum bid: $26

#43 Fabric Eiffel Tower in Metal

A woven fabric design of the Paris Eiffel Tower mounted in metal under a metal rim painted to match the fabric coloring. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $47

Next minimum bid: $52

#44 Carved Pearl Cottage

A dark ocean pearl carved with a cottage structure and wall. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $21

Next minimum bid: $26

#45 Jeweled Door Knocker

This moveable door knocker features a glass green disc jewel with honeycomb faceted surface and attached cast metal knocker. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#46 Paris Opera House Verbal

White metal Verbal depicting the famous L’Opera house in Paris. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $58

Next minimum bid: $68

#47 Sam Biern Shamrock

Sam Biern design from the mid 20th century features a brass four-leaf clover applied to a slightly concave gray tinted brass cup with rolled rim. Oval backmark plate on the reverse with SAM BIERN N.Y. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#48 Jeweled Cricket Cage

A brass filigree button of “cricket cage” construction adorned with four crackle glass jewel cabochons. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#49 Bee on Honeycomb Glass

A bee rests atop the honeycomb patterned glass on this molded aqua glass. Reverse shows glass cone with inserted brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#50 LIDZ Royal Salamander

This white metal LIDZ button depicts “The Royal Salamander”, the badge of King Francis I of France (1494-1547). Backmark LIDZ with a loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $42

Next minimum bid: $47

#51 Bakelite Cherries

Red bakelite cherries hang by brown bakelite stems atop a green bakelite leaf. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $114

Next minimum bid: $124

#52 Couple Kissing at the Well

This finely engraved diamond shaped scene in white metal illustrates young lovers sharing a kiss at the well. Nice detail in the figures, the bucket and pulley mechanism, the climbing roses, a door in the garden wall, and even a meandering chicken against the wall on the left. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#53 Victorian Openwork Jewel

A fabulous openwork Victorian jewel set with amethyst pastes, and glittering crystal pastes decorates both the center and the outer border ring. Elongated brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#54 Deluxe Shell St. Cecilia

A fabulous Div. I cameo carved helmet shell depicts St. Cecilia at the organ. The shell is set in a deluxe yellow metal openwork mount. The reverse shows two makers’ mark stamps and a metal wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $475

Next minimum bid: $500

#55 Paris Made Enamel Fairy

An Art Nouveau fairy with white and blue enameled wings flits against the gray enameled background on this French made button. Backmark F.M. PARIS with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#56 Gilded Joan of Arc

A gilded Art Nouveau period button depicts “Bienheureuse Jeanne d’Arc,” which translates to Blessed Joan of Arc. The artist’s signature “JEL” is incised below the guard of her sword. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $17

Next minimum bid: $19

#57 Handpainted Religious Pearl

An antique pearl button handpainted with the biblical story “Rebecca at the Well.” Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $16

Next minimum bid: $18

#58 Hallmark Silver Cupid

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 $60-100.

Current bid: $51

Next minimum bid: $61

#59 Porcelain Rose Transfer

This early 20th century porcelain features a pink rose transfer with hand painted detail and a scalloped gilt painted border. Self-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#60 Lucy Rie Ceramic

A thumbprint-shaped ceramic earthenware by Dame Lucie Rie features a striking teal glaze. Dame Rie, Austrian born, fled Nazi Germany in W.W.II. During the war, in England, she made ceramic buttons for Fritz Lampl’s Bimini gallery. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $195

Next minimum bid: $205

#61 Ivoroid Rose on Wood

A beautiful blooming rose with stem and foliage in scarce ivoroid mounted on wood. The rose retains some original gold paint decorative finish. Turned self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#62 Le Tour De Nesle Steel Cup

A steel cup with a richly colored iridescent shell background. The building was a 13th century tower (now destroyed) in Paris, and was the setting for a 14th century royal scandal involving a pair of Norman knights and two future queens of France. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $93

Next minimum bid: $103

#63 Drama Masks Under Glass

Oval reverse painted glass depicting comedy and tragedy theatrical masks. Set in a silver rim and mount. By studio artist Cindy Tsubaki. Reverse marked STERLING with signature CST 04. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#64 Diamond D Harp

A large cream-colored molded cellulose acetate button of a harp against a background of strings and a treble clef with notes – a wonderful music button. Laurel leaf border. Warning: this button must breathe (i.e. it can not be kept in a closed container as it emits an odor). Molded key turret shank. Backmark D in a diamond with “Pat. D-139069”. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#65 Mickey Mouse Scrimshaw

Mickey Mouse plays the saxophone on this polymer resin design by commercial scrimshander, Kim McClelland. The husband and wife team, Kim and Katherine McClelland, market their designs under their Tree of Life logo. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $51

Next minimum bid: $61

#66 Realistic Celluloid Viola

Extra-large celluloid realistic viola with painted decoration. Reverse has two celluloid bubble shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#67 Monochrome Fop Enamel

A large and deluxe monochrome painted enamel of two fops out for a stroll. A border of cut steel jewels frames the scene. The lady carries a fan, while the gentleman appears to be peering through his monocle. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $84

Next minimum bid: $94

#68 18th C. Winged Figure

This 18th C. painting on paper under glass features a monochromatic grisaille depiction of a winged goddess, perhaps Nike, holding a long shaft or spear. The figure is framed by a hexagonal painted rope border looped at each hexagonal point. Copper rim. Iron reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $300

Next minimum bid: $325

#69 Deluxe Harlequin

This extra-large “Beyond the Button Books” theatrical button features the bust of the jester attached to a patterned silvered-brass disc within a double border of floral decorated brass and outermost rim of cut steels. Twisted brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#70 Sissieretta Jones Portrait

A medium glass button from the early part of the 20th century with the head of a woman in black glass cemented to a flat, milk glass wafer. The head is embellished with two paste brilliants. Shown BBB PL 41-23. Collectors have suggested the identification as Sissieretta Jones, an African-American opera singer, famous in the early 1900s. Brass rosette shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $39

Next minimum bid: $44

#71 Iridescent Green DUG

Dyed green pearls chips over gold foil composes this design under glass. The slightly domed glass cap has a faceted square pattern. Mounted in a brass rim and back with self hump shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#72 Tudor Head Steel cup

The brass head of a young Renaissance man with feather adorned hat and ruffed collar is mounted against a patterned brass back. Set in a steel cup. Elongated brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#73 Young Woman’s Painted Portrait

A particularly pretty portrait of a young lady hand painted on ivory, mounted under glass, and framed with a sparkling border of pastes. Gilt reverse and loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $350

Next minimum bid: $375

#74 Painted Brass Fops

An interesting one-piece quality brass depicting a Fop and a Merveilluese walking in an outdoor setting. The scene has been embellished with a painted finish. The lady carries a bouquet of flowers, while the gentleman admires her with his monocle. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#75 Frog in Japanned Cup

A brass frog, comically wearing swimming trunks, is applied to a black lacquered brass cup with a cut steel jewel. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $210

Next minimum bid: $235

#76 Realistic Dog Head

A well-detailed Div. I silvered brass realistic greyhound dog head. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#77 Rabbit and Wheatsheaf

This quality large one-piece brass features a rabbit escutcheon jumping atop a stamped sheaf of wheat, with engraved pasture details and a crescent moon in the sky. This scarce button is related in design to a rooster button shown BBB PL 143-2, and a spider design we had in our Autumn 2018 auction. This button is shown BBB PL 100-8. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#78 Mother/Daughter Fox Over Pearl

This choice mother/daughter pair with Paris backmark features a brass fox head peering over a fence, eyeing the distant vineyard grapes. Grapes and foliage form the border. (Fox and Grapes Fable). Beautiful iridescent pearl background. Brass loop shanks. The small button has backmark AP&Cie, PARIS. The medium button has backmark P.& M., PARIS. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $201

Next minimum bid: $226

#79 Kate Greenaway Studio

A quality watch crystal studio from the late E. Quinn featuring a Kate Greenaway illustration of three bonneted girls playing “Ring Around the Rosie.” Copper loop shank on the pitch-like reverse. Signed E.Q. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $86

Next minimum bid: $96

#80 Rare Red Riding Hood

According to the “Big Book of Buttons,” this version of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf is one of the hardest to find. BBB PL 195-22. Here Red Riding Hood is sharing food from her basket with the wolf, while the grandmother’s cottage is visible up the road in the distance, along with mountain vistas, trees, and a fence comprising the background. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#81 Black Cat Under Celluloid

A small and scarce print on metal of a black cat against a green background and moon. The image is protected by a clear celluloid cap. Shown BBB PL 111-12. Metal rim and reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#82 Hair Pulling Woodback

Deluxe large version of this charming story button of two children in their high chairs pulling each other’s hair. Some original lavender tint remains. It has a wood background and beaded border design. German backmark and metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#83 Rare Kitten Quads

A very scarce quality one-piece engraved brass from the late 19th C. with four applied brass cats and steel shoe shapes. Shown BBB PL 113-1. This is the first time this rare Kitten Shenanigans has ever been offered in our auctions. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $675

Next minimum bid: $725

#84 Terrier Head with Cut Steels

This fabulous high-relief terrier head applied to the extra-large brass disc is a must for every dog tray. Cut steel jewel eyes and tongue and a fancy petal-motif collar border. Shown BBB PL 119, as an extra-image on the opposite page, #2. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#85 Simple Simon Ivoroid

Very rare version of “Simple Simon” of pressed Ivoroid with sepia tint set in a gilt metal frame. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $78

Next minimum bid: $88

#86 Ceramic Rabbit

A white earthenware sew-thru button depicts a little brown rabbit. Made and signed by Diana McClure for Mud, Metal and Fire. The button is dated ‘96. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $29

Next minimum bid: $34

#87 Humpty Dumpty Casein

This scarce English made casein button features a transfer of Humpty Dumpty on the castle wall. Self slab shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#88 Meerschaum Pirate

An extra-large and well-carved Pirate from meerschaum, a soft clay-like stone from Turkey. Great details. A patch covers his eye and a skull decorates his hat. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $156

Next minimum bid: $166

#89 Puss N’ Boots

The famous feline struts, sword in hand, on this fine openwork silvered brass button with cut-steel border. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#90 Ceramic Cat

This oval ceramic with a charming stick figure cat design is from the Golem Design Studio of Bulgaria. Known for their high quality jewelry fittings, artists incorporate a variety of ancient and contemporary art forms. This button exhibits their quality work and attention to the hand processes. Self glazed shank. Stamped pattern on the reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#91 Stormy Weather

Brass clouds roil and steel lightning bolts flash on this hard to find 19th century pictorial. Shown BBB PL 273-33. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#92 Deluxe Brass Floral with Steels

Raised brass Palm Tree with star-shaped cut steel center over floral wall paper background. Shown BBB PL 256-13. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#93 Lacy Glass

A pretty pale amber Div. I lacy glass with a center floral motif and five graduated beaded borders. Four way brass shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#94 Silver Owl Gemstone Eyes

A Sterling silver owl head with tiger-eye gemstone eyes. This is from a limited edition of 50 that a shop proprietor in Australia commissioned. Maker’s mark and 925 silver mark on reverse. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $62

Next minimum bid: $72

#95 Bicycle Lithograph Stud

Small mother-of-pearl stud with a transfer printed celluloid center depicting a man on a bicycle. Silvered metal stud shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#96 Square Victorian Celluloid

A scarce square shape perforated Victorian celluloid with steel jewel protrusions and a pierced brass overlay frame border. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#97 Victorian Hairwork on Silk

This rare button of lavender silk is embellished with three flowers made of tightly wound hair. Pad-type shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#98 LaLique Glass in Silver

Beautiful LaLique glass by early 20th C. French designer René LaLique features a nude under an overhanging floral bough. Three seed pearls decorate the glass. This button (as described in an article on LaLique, NBS May 2010, p. 65-67) first hung as a medallion from a perfume bottle, made for the couturier Fioret. Some medallions were later converted into buttons by the Lalique factory and other jewelers. Lower front edge of glass reads R.LALIQUE, FIORET, PARIS. Sterling silver mount and shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $1526

Next minimum bid: $1626

#99 Oval Gay 90s

A striking and unusual Gay 90’s features a matte blue stone with foil inclusions and two lavender pastes. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $112

Next minimum bid: $122

#100 Angel of Peace

A large stamped brass design over a gray tinted background titled “Angel of Peace”, from a painting by Wilhelm Kaulbach of the German romantic movement. The angel is carrying a sleeping child. Shown BBB PL 247-20. Japanned steel reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $55

Next minimum bid: $65

#101 Carved Scroll in Brass

A domed ivory is carved with a scroll design and mounted in a brass rim and back. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#102 Carved Pearl Angels

A beautiful dark iridescent pearl is mounted with a carved mother-of-pearl scene featuring two angels clasping hands over a balcony. Four cut steel jewels join the shell materials. Swaged-in brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $155

Next minimum bid: $165

#103 Tulip Glass in Bakelite

Lacy glass with a tulip design and iridescent luster finish is mounted in a decorative brass frame on a black bakelite disc. Three silvered pins attach the brass to the bakelite. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $138

Next minimum bid: $148

#104 XLG Edwardian Openwork Jewel

The Edwardians loved their shimmering bling, and this extra-large openwork button with its radiating petal design covered in glittering pastes would have satisfied. Pierced reverse design with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#105 Pictorial Plaid Lacy Glass

This Div. I lacy glass features a molded surface design with a 5-leafy petaled plant stem and silver lustered center stamens over a colorful plaid background. Four-way brass shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#106 Butterfly Satsuma

This small old Japanese satsuma features a beautifully colored larger butterfly surrounded by six small butterflies. Lot of dots and gold. Low self-shank. Signature on reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $44

Next minimum bid: $49

#107 Beetle Steel Cup

A fabulous large steel cup mounted with a tinted brass beetle design embellished with cut steel jewels. Steel wire shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#108 Carved Butterfly Unified Pearl

Carved dark pearl butterfly united to carved white pearl base with two cut steels. Four hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $28

Next minimum bid: $33

#109 Verbal Cockroach Reading News

A medium one-piece silvered brass features a large copper tinted Beetle sitting on a chair reading the latest news “Nouveu”. Etched details of floor and wallpaper. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#110 Beetle Shibayama

This small oval ivory Shibayama is inlaid with black horn to form the beetle’s body. The beetle’s antennae and legs were engraved and tinted dark. There is one small surface chip in the horn. Metal plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $115

Next minimum bid: $125

#111 Rimmed Composition LadyBug

Rare molded buffed composition LadyBug with silvered tin rim. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $165

Next minimum bid: $175

#112 18th C. Octagonal Copper

This octagonal 18th C. copper alloy features center engraving, engraved border, and chased florets at each octagonal point. Heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $170

Next minimum bid: $180

#113 18th C. Windmill Painting

A sailing vessel approaches a windmill in this en grisaille painting under glass framed by a striped border. Silvered copper rim, cooper loop shank, and a tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $945

Next minimum bid: $995

#114 18th C. Beetle

From a famous series of 18th C. buttons, this fierce beetle and its twig home are reverse-painted over a background of gessoed mica. Copper rim and loop shank and tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $779

Next minimum bid: $829

#115 Ivoroid Chrysanthemum M/D Duo

A mother/daughter (large and small) duo of a high-profile sepia toned chrysanthemum ivoroid mounted on wood with a turned rim. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $83

Next minimum bid: $93

#116 XLG Porcelain Windmill

A pair of swans glide past a windmill on this blue en grisaille porcelain button with gold lustered border. Signed “Shirley ‘98” for Shirley Shaw. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#117 Knitting Woman with Cow

Although she looks for all the world as though she’s checking her iPhone, she’s actually knitting. A Russian painting on wood, fully marked on the reverse. Turned self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $126

Next minimum bid: $136

#118 Carved Tiger Cowrie Shell Scene

A scarce carved Tiger Cowrie Shell depicting a woman in a setting with a two-story structure, trees, and fence. Two-hole sew thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $67

Next minimum bid: $77

#119 18th C. Copper

Stripe of wrigglework alternate with interlocking serpentine forms on this fine 18th C. copper button. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $550

Next minimum bid: $600

#120 Gaumond PW

This imposing paperweight button by artist Mary Gaumond features three orange blossoms blooming against a lavender glass base. Signature cane on the reverse. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $51

Next minimum bid: $61

#121 Three Sheep

Three sheep enjoy the shade of a tree on this scarce brass Victorian pictorial. Shown BBB PL 105-14. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#122 German DUG

High domed glass center with flecks of iridescent pearl enclosed. Fancy brass border. German back mark. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#123 Brass Over Pearl

Nouveau-style brass stylized botanical design over dark pearl with beaded inner border and triple graduated outer border. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#124 Foil Enamel Portrait

This exquisite Limoges-type enamel portrait of a woman in a cap includes red, yellow, orange, and green foil in the design. Silver rim with beaded border mount. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $140

Next minimum bid: $150

#125 Leda and the Swan

Risqué Victorian brass pictorial of Leda’s seduction by Zeus in the guise of a swan. Shown BBB 175-5. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#126 Pansy Enamel

A lovely pansy in foiled enamel with colors of peach, purple, and green in a raised surface design on this copper button with irregular shape. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $175

Next minimum bid: $185

#127 18th C. Mirror Dotted Pearl

A stunning 18th C. carved pearl embellished with nine rows of alternating green and clear faceted mirror pastes. The light catching these mirrors is really a glistening spectacle! Drilled loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $426

Next minimum bid: $451

#128 Deluxe Cameo Helmet Shell Portrait

An exquisite cameo carved portrait from helmet shell of a woman with grapes and grape foliage in her hair. She may represent Oeno, goddess of wine. The shell is mounted in an irregular enameled frame in luscious colors of red, pink, lavender, and blue. Cut steels embellish the frame. The reverse is gilded with a loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $950

Next minimum bid: $1000

#129 18th C. Summer Goddess

A goddess representing L’Este (summer) holds a leafy branch in one hand and a torch in the other. This 18th C. en grisaille painting on ivory under glass is framed octagonally by a painted lavender border outlined in silver. The glass cover has few tiny nicks along the edge. Copper rim. The reverse shows the ivory and a heavy loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $600

Next minimum bid: $650

#130 Victorian Green Glass Heart Jewel

This lovely Victorian green glass jewel features a heart-shaped area framed by a “necklace” of brass embellished with faceted pastes in graduated size. An age crack has occurred at the 7 o’clock position. Silvered metal rim and reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $105

Next minimum bid: $115

#131 Large Square Popper Glass

A wonderful large square Popper glass with beveled sides and top. Mint condition. Brass loop shank and plate. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $52

Next minimum bid: $62

#132 Finely Engraved 18th C. Tombac

Unusual large size tombac engraved with radiating star center and border of circled dots. Typical tombac shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#133 Peacock Eye Jewel

A glass peacock eye is surrounded by an openwork silvered brass border with inset pastes. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $376

Next minimum bid: $401

#134 Hunting Mishap on Shell

A very large, early Victorian button of brightly iridescent shell is beautifully engraved with a hunting scene. Note the horse and rider in the foreground, who have misjudged the distance across the stream, as their companions sail overhead. Inset loop-and-plate shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $308

Next minimum bid: $333

#135 Unified Carved Grapevine Pearl

Beautiful iridescent pierced carved pearl overlay with grapevine and grapes embellished with two cut steels. The steels attach the overlay to a dark abalone back. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $145

Next minimum bid: $155

#136 Patriotic Trio

Dating from the third quarter of the 19th C., these three buttons express patriotic pride in the U.S. Centennial. Including a one-piece gilt brass with an eagle and “United States of America, a stamped brass showing the profile head of George Washington and “1776”, and a fabric flag. The gilt has backmark ORANGE COLOR. Two have loop shanks. The tiny fabric flag button is a padback. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#137 S.S. Maine

This brass button commemorates the U.S. Navy ship that sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, an event that instigated the Spanish-American War later that year. In the century following the event, several major investigations have not conclusively shown the cause of the explosion that killed 261 sailors. However, much evidence points to an internal rather than an external cause. Wobble loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

 

 

Current bid: $122

Next minimum bid: $132

#138 Wood National Recovery Act

This pressed wood button with sunflower motif and a triangular metal embellishment 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 1975 May-June issue of NBS includes an article picturing known NRA buttons, p. 150-156. Reverse is unmarked with a loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $405

Next minimum bid: $430

#139 Celluloid Tank and Airplane

A 1930s one-piece celluloid button depicts an airplane flying above a tank. Celluloid bubble shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $63

Next minimum bid: $73

#140 M/D Ivoroid Helmet on Wood

Mother/daughter small and medium Div. I wood buttons mounted with sepia tinted ivoroid heraldic insignia including a helmet with prominent feather plume. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#141 18th C. Passementerie

An 18th C. Passementerie, a type of wound fabric button. Linen fabric has been wound over a wooden mold and decorated with silver metallic foil, then embroidered with metallic thread and sequins. A similar button is shown BBB PL 26A-18. Linen thread reverse. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#142 18th C. Pearl with Cobalt Glass

This stunning three-material 18th C. button is comprised of a gilt and white paint decorated cobalt glass center mounted on gilt copper and set in the carved pearl mount. This button is shown BBB PL 88-1. Drilled shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $360

Next minimum bid: $385

#143 18th C. En Grisaille Eagle

This fabulous 18th C. en grisaille eagle and monogram is painted on ivory and mounted under glass. A border of gilt stars encircles the scene. Copper rim and reverse. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $1127

Next minimum bid: $1227

#144 Roman Warrior Inlay in Horn

A Roman warrior’s head inlaid in natural horn. The head and neck are ivory with dark tinted engraved detail and the helmet is engraved white metal.  Shown BBB PL 223-12. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $425

Next minimum bid: $450

#145 18th C. Oval Gilt Copper

This unusual oval 18th C. copper alloy with intricate chased engraving retains the original gilded treatment along with white paint decorative finish. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $320

Next minimum bid: $345

#146 WWI Liberty Locket

The scarce World War I locket button made by the Liberty Mfg. Co. of Los Angeles, CA. Shown BBB PL 277-10. This hinged button opens to reveal two celluloid protected spaces to hold pictures of the faraway loved ones. Backmark LIBERTY MFG. CO. LOS ANGELES. CAL. PATS. PEND. with brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $110

Next minimum bid: $120

#147 18th C. Copper Checkerboard

Elaborate hand-chasing and stampwork create a checkerboard design flanked by ferns in the center of this exceptional copper button. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $400

Next minimum bid: $425

#148 18th C. Reverse Paint over Foil

This 18th C. features a bursting star design reverse painted on glass which has been mounted over cobalt blue foil to give it a deep night sky effect. Copper rim. Tinned sheet-iron reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $160

Next minimum bid: $170

#149 18th C. Shell

A brightly iridescent shell with an engraved star is centered by a jeweled pin-shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#150 Banded Square Shell with Star

An iridescent square shell is banded with silvered brass and topped with a faceted 6-point star. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $52

Next minimum bid: $62

#151 1939 Waldorf Astoria

A souvenir coin button depicting the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC, made for the 1939 World’s Fair. Reverse backmark NEW YORK CITY 1939 with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#152 1920s Flapper Garter

Here is a mint condition new old stock silk fabric garter from the 1920s printed with a Flapper Face. Includes original attached ribbon. Shown BBB PL 28-4. Metal reverse with pad shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#153 Pearl Set in Metal

Quality silvered brass button with interwoven ribbon and star shape inner border accenting the dark iridescent pearl background. Twisted rope outer border. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $38

Next minimum bid: $43

#154 Pegasus Bimini type

The molded image of winged Pegasus is finished in gold luster on this transparent dark amber Bimini-type glass. Reverse is also gold lustered and shows applied brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#155 Micro Mosaic Structure

A classic temple structure is inlaid in micromosaic on this small waistcoat in a yellow metal mount. The rim is likely gold. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#156 Classical Transfer Related Pair

This pair of classic head transfers on porcelain mounted in metal would be a fine addition to a related pairs tray. The black ground and gold inner border are unusual. Brass rim and mounts with brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#157 Ethnic Tribal Repousse

A large tribal ethnic Turkman button of repousse brass with center blue jewel. Turkmenistan, a country in central Asia, has been at the crossroads of civilizations for centuries. Wide U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#158 18th C. En Grisaille Head

This 18th C. ivory under glass features a detailed en grisaille painting of a bearded classic man’s portrait. Copper alloy rim and reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $250

Next minimum bid: $275

#159 Queen of Spades

An ivory disc from the late 18th or early 19th C. is expertly and delightfully engraved with the Queen of Spades and tinted with dyes. Carved self shank. An age crack is visible from the reverse, but does not detract from the front. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $475

Next minimum bid: $500

#160 Colt Rouge

A medium two-part amino resin button made as a novelty for only a short time in the 1940’s by the Colt Firearm Company. The black screw-top container is decorated with a molded, cameo-style head. The white interior is marked COLT. A dab of rouge remains. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $68

Next minimum bid: $78

#161 Peasant Silver Jewel

A domed peasant silver decorated with bezel-set ruby and turquoise stones and silver wire filigree. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $155

Next minimum bid: $165

#162 Lavender and Red DUG

An abstract lavender, gray, and red design reverse tinted on this beveled glass mounted in brass. Self hump shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $21

Next minimum bid: $26

#163 Painted Porcelain Portrait

A well-executed handpainted portrait on porcelain of a woman in a mop cap. The porcelain is prong mounted in brass with an openwork Rococo border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $128

Next minimum bid: $138

#164 Minerva Glass in Brass

The caramel glass head of Athena/Minerva is mounted in brass on a patterned back. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $24

Next minimum bid: $29

#165 Snake Charmer

This large French white metal features a nude female snake charmer framed by an openwork border of seven intertwined snakes. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $137

Next minimum bid: $147

#166 Waistcoat Duo

Two choice small Div. I waistcoat buttons including a floral Cheshire and a white glass classic female portrait on cobalt glass. The Cheshire shows backmark EXTRA SUPERFINE. Loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#167 Oval Wedgwood in Silver

A Wedgwood oval porcelain depicting two girls with clasped hands. One is kneeling while the other is seated. The porcelain is mounted in a silver rim with silver bar and loop shank. Backmark WEDGWOOD Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $102

Next minimum bid: $112

#168 Fop Steel Cup

A brass scene featuring a Fop with binoculars in one hand and walking stick in the other decorates this steel cup. Cut steel jewel embellishment. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $43

Next minimum bid: $48

#169 Ivoroid Warrior Head

This unusual molded ivoroid features the head of a warrior, along with his sword. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $16

Next minimum bid: $18

#170 DUG with Pearl Chips

This design under glass features pearl tesserae and goldstone flecks within an underglass blue painted ring inner border and outer white enameled ring border. Brass mount with self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $14

Next minimum bid: $16

#171 Bellum and Pax

Two large brass pictorials for your related pair tray of the mythological War and Peace goddesses, Bellum and Pax. Shown BBB PL 173-4, 6. Bellum is shown within a border of laurel and palm, war honor symbols. Pax has a sprig of wheat in her helmet and an olive wreath border, symbols of agriculture. Brass loop shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $42

Next minimum bid: $47

#172 Minerva on Pearl

A detailed brass escutcheon of Minerva/Athena is mounted on a back of iridescent pearl. Brass loop and plate shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#173 18th C. Autumn Scene

A tree in glorious autumn foliage arches over a stone bridge in fixe´ painting under glass. Copper rim and loop shank and tinned sheet-iron back. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $550

Next minimum bid: $600

#174 18th C. Rebus

A rare 18th C. Rebus with a double window eglomise painting revealing the rebus painted on ivory. Copper rim. Tinned sheet-iron reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $600-1500.

Current bid: $875

Next minimum bid: $925

#175 Handpainted Portrait Under Glass

This lovely lady in plumed lavender hat is handpainted on ivory. Under glass mount in unmarked silver with a twisted rope border. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $130

Next minimum bid: $140

#176 Animal Cart Painting Under Glass

This small painting under glass, on either paper or ivory, features two white horned animals (perhaps goats or yaks) pulling a green canopied red cart that may have more animals along for the ride. A figure walks along beside. Unmarked silver mount with twisted rope border design. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $47

Next minimum bid: $52

#177 Peacock Feather Enamel with Pastes

A stunning foil enamel in imitation of a peacock’s feather with beautiful gradated coloring. The enamel is mounted in Sterling silver and surrounded by a border of brilliants. There is a small scratch on the surface of the enamel. Backmark STERLING SILVER with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $101

Next minimum bid: $111

#178 Motiwala Queen Elizabeth Enamel

Queen Elizabeth II, at the time of her coronation, is the feature of this enamel by the Motiwala Brothers of India. Mounted in silver with an elongated silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $95

Next minimum bid: $105

#179 Head on Sheet Overlay Glass

This blue sheet overlay glass on a black glass wafer features a tinted brass escutcheon head of a young woman. Brass loop and plate hold the escutcheon. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $155

Next minimum bid: $165

#180 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 $200-400.

Current bid: $254

Next minimum bid: $279

#181 Natural Material Carved Floral

The deep carving on this old ivory button gives the floral design a three dimensional effect. Carved self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $117

Next minimum bid: $127

#182 Kutani Trio

A trio of porcelain Kutani buttons from Japan. Two have similar tree peony designs, though with different coloring. The third, with irregular border, is painted with a profusion of butterflies. Self shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#183 Old Floral Satsuma

This old Japanese Satsuma features a design of flowers and foliage with lots of gold outlining. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $26

Next minimum bid: $31

#184 XLG Oval Jade

This extra-large white jade is carved in the shape of an oval blossom with two layers of petals. It is difficult to date jade buttons. Two-hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#185 Bird Shibayama

This Shibayama ivory inlay from Japan features a bird on a cherry tree branch. Self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $301

Next minimum bid: $326

#186 Cinnabar in Silver Duo

Two carved hexagonal floral cinnabar buttons are framed by silver filigree borders on a silver back. One mount is hexagonal and the other is a modified rectangle. Both show CHINA backmarks and have silver wire loop shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#187 Seven Gods Satsuma

The Seven Japanese Fortune Gods are conferring on this large Satsuma porcelain button. Self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#188 Large Figural Cinnabar

Figural cinnabar buttons are hard to come by. This one features a seated man under a large overarching tree as he admires the nearby river cascading to a waterfall. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145

#189 Shakudo Quail & Moon

This large button features a Japanese mixed metal scene of two quail feeding as the full moon rises above a mountain. Large loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $500

Next minimum bid: $550

#190 V.I. Man with Bundle

A chubby fellow with a delighted smile carries a bag of goodies slung over his shoulder. Engraved and tinted details, and inserted bone shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#191 Dragon Satsuma in Silver

A fabulous dragon coiled within the confines of this old Japanese Satsuma porcelain is decorated with lots of gold finish and mounted in silver. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $75

Next minimum bid: $85

#192 Coral Bead Mandarin Hat Badge

This specialty item is a Chinese Mandarin hat badge worn at the top of hats by the Mandarins (nobility) as a sign of rank. This badge is comprised of tiny coral beads covering the form sewn in a weave pattern. Colors represented rank, and coral was the next to highest rank. A metal plate screws into another metal plate, sewn to the bottom of the badge. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#193 Green Glass Buddha

A large molded green glass depicting the head of Buddha. An amber paste decorates his forehead. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#194 Asian Boy Ceramic

A young Chinese boy holds a flower stem on this oval Satsuma-type ceramic by artist Stella Rzanski. Self shank. Signed SR ‘03. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#195 Natural Material Carved Monkeys

Two monkeys nestled together are carved on the surface of this slightly domed bone button. Tinted coloring added. Carved self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $38

Next minimum bid: $43

#196 Circus Clown Watching Lizard

This scarce silvered brass depicts a clown watching a lizard make its way up the side of a house. Shown BBB PL 157-2. Metal loop shank. Backmark PERFECTIONNE, PARIS. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#197 Steel Cup with Steel Grapes

A shiny multitude of cut steel jewels form a bunch of grapes hanging from brass stems and foliage on this steel cup button. Steel wire U shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $85

Next minimum bid: $95

#198 Fox and the Crow Porcelain Fable

A crow watches the fox from its safe perch on this scarce porcelain transfer fable button with handpainted coloring. This Lot, along with #202 and #204 offer you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a graduated set of three of these scarce Fable buttons. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#199 Verbal Chariot with Angel

A large one-piece brass of a chariot drawn by four horses, an Angel of Victory in the air above the horses heads, and SYRACUSE below the picture. This design was copied from an ancient coin of Syracuse. Shown BBB PL 241-18. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#200 Double Elephant Borders Brass

This medium brass button is a great addition to a borders tray with its double border of marching elephants encircling the single center elephant. 17 elephants on parade! Metal reverse with self hump shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $77

Next minimum bid: $87

#201 V.I. Realistic Monkey

A rather sad-faced monkey carved realistically from vegetable ivory. Dark tint fills the eyes. Carved self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#202 Fox and the Stork Porcelain Fable

This flat glazed porcelain features a transfer print of the fable, The Fox and the Stork. The gold background and colors were filled in by hand. Shown BBB PL 152-1. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $145

Next minimum bid: $155

#203 18th C. Pearl with Mirror Glass

This 18th C. carved pearl is decorated with a center paste jewel atop a five-petal pearl floret and striking green faceted mirror glass surrounded by mirror pastes. There is some age wear to these tiny mirrors, and one is missing. Reverse shows the copper pin shank loop and plate. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $200

Next minimum bid: $225

#204 Wolf and the Lamb Porcelain Fable

Here is the third porcelain fable transfer button in the auction. (See #198 and #202) This type of button is hard to find with such good image retention. This scarce button depicts the Wolf and the Lamb fable, in which, unfortunately, the lamb is the loser. This fable’s moral: “The tyrant can always find an excuse for his tyranny. The unjust will not listen to the reasoning of the innocent.” Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $428

Next minimum bid: $453

#205 Moveable Grapes and Bow

Large moveable silvered brass of a realistic bunch of grapes hanging from a bow. The loop shank is on the back of the bow. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $141

Next minimum bid: $151

#206 Cat Figure Damascene

An interesting damascene metal with a catlike figure in a head covering against a patterned background. The damascene is set in a quality metal mount with matching scallop edge design. Loop shank with diamond shaped maker’s mark. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#207 Flight of Mohammed

This Victorian era brass pictorial depicts the “Flight of Mohammed from Mecca” or “The Hegira”. The scarce galena night sky / background makes this otherwise rather common button very special. BBB PL 247-8. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $42

Next minimum bid: $47

#208 Bidri Shah Jahan

Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram, known as Shah Jahan, was a Mughal emperor of India who built the Taj Mahal in the mid-1600s. Here, his portrait on bone or polymer is mounted on an extra-large bidri button. Heavy U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#209 Miner

A medium brass pictorial of a miner working underground with his lamp shining on his work. Shown BBB PL 202-10. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $90

Next minimum bid: $100

#210 Winfield Rutter Sulfide Paperweight

A Winfield Rutter glass paperweight with his characteristic “fat pear” shape encases a 5-petaled floret sulfide. Blue glass base. Iron wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#211 Gutta Percha Egyptian Stud

The head of an Egyptian Pharaoh in brown molded gutta percha has a stud shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $32

Next minimum bid: $37

#212 Two Peacocks Enamel

Colorful champleve enamel featuring two peacocks facing each other. Gilt reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#213 Amber Bimini Glass

A large amber Bimini glass with gold luster enhancement. Brass backplate with backmark MADE IN ENGLAND and the flowerpot logo. brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#214 Two Tassels Black Glass

Two stylized tassels with bright cut finish fill the surface of this impressed Div. I black glass. Self shank with thread grooves. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $36

Next minimum bid: $41

#215 Realistic Burwood Elephant

A medium burwood realistic elephant, in a smaller size than most Burwoods. If you can find the burwood donkey of the same size (out there in Buttondom), you would have a political addition to a related pair tray. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $220

Next minimum bid: $245

#216 Realistic V.I. Cat

A feline sits in a familiar pose on this realistic vegetable ivory button with self-shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#217 Egyptian God Amon

This large wood button features a center copper design of the Egyptian god Amon, shown BBB PL 239-5. The background has been filled with gray enamel. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $112

Next minimum bid: $122

#218 Egyptian Queen Burwood

An extra-large pierced Burwood design of an Egyptian Queen. Two hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $46

Next minimum bid: $51

#219 18th C. Watercolor

18th C. watercolor on paper under glass of a bearded man with upraised hands wearing a red striped robe. The French word LE BRAME is written below the figure. There is a small chipped area at 11 o’clock on the underside of the glass. Copper rim. Tinned sheet-iron reverse with copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $400-600.

Current bid: $600

Next minimum bid: $650

#220 Screech Owl on Horn

A brass escutcheon of a screech owl is mounted on a slightly concave horn disc. This same owl is shown on another button, BBB PL 141-6. Brass wire loop holds the escutcheon. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#221 Green Glass Quintet

This mixed division group of 5 green glass buttons includes a Div. I faceted ball shape with floral transfer printed white top, a Div. I spindle shape with incised gold filled floral garland, and three matte finish Div. III buttons. All have self shanks except for the ball, which has a brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#222 Realistic Wood African Head

Tropical hardwood carved in the realistic shape of an African man’s head with nice detail. Applied rounded metal plate with cut-out shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $55

Next minimum bid: $65

#223 Brass Floral with Goldstone OME

This large brass six-petal floral bloom is embellished with a center paste jewel and three goldstone cabochons at the end of the stylized stamens. The reverse shows a central brass loop shank and another loop shank on the edge for stability. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#224 Atlee Cat

A beautifully rendered handpainted pensive gray cat with large golden eyes was mounted on a vintage polymer button. By artist Sara Atlee. Applied brass plate with cut-out shank. Signed Atlee ‘95. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $120

Next minimum bid: $130

#225 Raku Ceramic

An extra-large Raku-fired ceramic features a green-glazed daylily with stem and foliage. The Raku firing process creates the blackened ceramic coloring. By studio artist Claudia Conway. Applied brass plate and loop shank. Signed CC 03. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $20

Next minimum bid: $25

#226 Two Arctic Carvings

An otter atop a rectangular base and a seal atop an oval base are both carved from walrus tusk ivory and hail from the Arctic region. Carved self shanks. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $144

Next minimum bid: $154

#227 Man with Bicorn Tintype

This small tintype pictures an official wearing a bicorn, a historical form of hat widely adopted in the 1790s as an item of uniform by European and American military and naval officers. Brass rim and back with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#228 Two Swans Ceramic

Two swans are nestled amongst marsh grass and blooms on this transfer decorated studio ceramic. Post self shank. Signed “Fisher ‘91”. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#229 Dove Transfer

This Liverpool transfer features a dove in flight. Brass rim and back. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#230 Carved Bear Cub

A charming baby bear is the feature of this old carved ivory button of Asian origin. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $37

Next minimum bid: $42

#231 Brooks Seahorse

A colorful green seahorse against a bright red background hand-painted on a casein button by mid-century clothing designers and artists Alan and Edith Brooks, whose buttons were sold in British shops. Molded self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $165

Next minimum bid: $175

#232 Snail on Bidri

A large oval bidri button is embellished with a snail dining on leaves, hand-painted on bone. Heavy U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#233 Silvered Leaf Over Pearl

A pierced silver or silvered brass botanical design is backed with beautiful dark iridescent pearl on this quality button. Engraved detailing on the metal. Reverse is metal with a loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#234 18th C. Pearl with Copper

This 18th C. pearl is beautifully engraved with a floral garland and conventional border design. A gilt copper center medallion has chased handwork. Rounded copper plate and loop hold the escutcheon. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $475

Next minimum bid: $500

#235 Rose Paperweight

This medium paperweight by Charles Kaziun features a cobalt base with pink rose cane decoration with goldstone accents. Wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#236 Petoskey Stone Giraffe

A realistic giraffe is depicted by this large, sew-thru Petoskey stone button. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $63

Next minimum bid: $73

#237 White Metal Butterfly

A butterfly rests atop a pierced radiating pattern background on this vintage white metal. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#238 Medium Lacy Glass

A medium Div. I clear lacy glass with radiating pattern front molded surface enhanced with gold luster. Gold back paint gives the button a soft yellow coloring. Black reverse paint has been redone. Four way brass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#239 Robbing the Nest

This large brass pictorial has been titled both “Teasing Mother Bird” and “Robbing the Bird’s Nest”. A similar version is shown BBB PL. 189-1. Japanned reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#240 Rarig Cherub Sulfide

An oval sulfide depicting a winged cherub is encased in this green glass button by studio artist Teresa Rarig. Applied brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $12

Next minimum bid: $14

#241 Taxco Mixed Metal Fish

The Los Castillo family (four brothers) opened their own jewelry studio after training in the Taxco studio of William Spratling. The Los Castillo studio became renowned for married metals and inlay work. This yellow metal fish is inlaid with abalone and sports a copper eye. Backmark LOS CASTILLOS TAXCO 2 with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $29

Next minimum bid: $34

#242 Taxco Silver Inlay

This silver button is also from the Los Castillo studio and features a stylistic bird head surrounded by a border of inlaid abalone. Backmark MEXICO HECHO EN TAXCO 925 with a Los Castillo Eagle mark. Silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#243 Rescue Dog Steel Cup

The brass high relief head of a rescue dog, flask attached to his neck, is set in a steel cup with steel dotted border. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#244 NBS 1954 Button

This white earthenware realistic apple was the favor button for the 1954 NBS National, held in Detroit. Original applied plastic shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $19

Next minimum bid: $21

#245 Small Lacy Glass Realistic Leaf

A scarce Div. I clear lacy glass in the realistic shape of a leaf. Lovely iridescent luster finish with silver luster outlining. Black reverse paint over silver. Brass four-way shank. Est. selling price is $100-200.

Current bid: $165

Next minimum bid: $175

#246 Fabric Cat Face Garter

A cute silk printed cat face covers this metal garter button from the 1920s. Silk ribbon ears. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $223

Next minimum bid: $248

#247 Realistic Purple Cat

This fun realistic cat is comprised of a purple glitter coat, gold glitter paws and tail tip, and silver outline accents under a protective acrylic coat. By studio artist Nancy Craig. Signed on the reverse, “Nancy Craig 2017.” Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#248 Children’s Circus

A large gilt tinted brass of the scene titled “Children’s Circus” showing a young child balancing atop a ball on a swing accented with two steel jewels. Lots of great detail and more children’s heads can be seen in the background audience. Shown BBB PL 157-3. Brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $64

Next minimum bid: $74

#249 Petal Hat

A large and sweet button showing a child’s head under a large blossom in high relief pewter against a flat dark tinted metal back. An outer brass rim frames the scene. Shown BBB PL 198-7. Brass wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $16

Next minimum bid: $18

#250 Porcelain Holly Hobbie

This large oval porcelain button is decorated with a transfer depicting one of Holly Hobbie’s bonneted children, with a little rabbit grazing right behind her. Made and signed by Shirley Shaw, it is dated ‘79. Self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $48

Next minimum bid: $53

#251 Modern Glass Trio

Three Div. III glass buttons including an aurora pictorial featuring an overall pattern of game die, showing die numbers 1,2,3,4,5, and 6. Next is a black moonglow with four rhinestone embellishment. And last, but not least, is a clear frosted star realistic with colorful rhinestones. All have self shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $18

Next minimum bid: $20

#252 Burwood Football

Unusual realistic football of burwood from the 1930s. Painted finish. Carved self-shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $10

Next minimum bid: $12

#253 Little Miss Muffet Casein

A thick casein disc of English origin features a transfer of the children’s story “Little Miss Muffet.” Inserted plastic slab shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $72

Next minimum bid: $82

#254 Lampwork Dogwood Flower

A large hand formed lampwork glass button of a dogwood flower made for the California State Button Society annual show of 1983. Looped glass shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $41

Next minimum bid: $46

#255 Gnomes and Lilies

A hard to find brass of two gnomes walking on leaves and carrying lily of the valley stalks. Shown BBB PL 188-1. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#256 Mottled China Igloo

We are fortunate to offer not just one, but two china igloos this auction. Here is a small mottled brown igloo. Find a black and white igloo in Lot #20. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $51

Next minimum bid: $61

#257 McKinley and Roosevelt Political

This two-piece convex brass reads McKinley and Roosevelt, and was made for the 1900 campaign. Shown BBB PL 296-34. Tinned iron back with loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#258 Goodyear US Navy

A U.S. Navy overcoat button made by the Goodyear Rubber Co. Shown BBB 18-26. Four hole sew-thru. Bkmk NOVELTY RUBBER CO. GOODYEAR’S PATENT, 1851 NEW YORK. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#259 Casein Sailor Laminate on Wood

This fun realistically shaped sailor’s head with cap and collar with tie is a casein laminate on a wood base. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#260 Double Crest Livery

A one piece silvered brass double crest livery featuring a hawk and a gloved hand grasping a sword with speared boar head. Firmin backmark. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#261 Native American Copper

This nice copper of Native American origin features a scalloped border and a small prong set turquoise stone mounted inside a hollowed dish, also with scalloped edge. Copper wire loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $31

Next minimum bid: $36

#262 Native American Silver with Turquoise

A stunning example of an older Native American silver with irregular scalloped silver design and bezel set turquoise. Flat silver wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $135

Next minimum bid: $145

#263 Burwood Verbal

A tongue-in-cheek Burwood or Syroco button depicts a section of log flanked by the raised words “Touch Wood.” Inserted metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $630

Next minimum bid: $680

#264 Pueblo Indian Pottery

A large Tesugue American Indian painted pottery button, probably from Tewa Pueblo. Two hole sew-thru. Signed “Tesugue”. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#265 Native American Beadwork

Beautiful bead work very finely done in a pattern of white, black and yellow seed beads. Native American origin. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#266 Beaded Quartet

Four beaded buttons, including two small, one medium, and one large, of Native American origin. Seed beads sewn in colorful patterns on various shaped molds. Suede leather attachments. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $45

Next minimum bid: $50

#267 Zia Earthenware Roadrunner

A medium Zia pottery button from the 1940s. Made of earthenware with an image of a bird painted in dark brown over the cream back ground and finished with a clear varnish. This type of button was only made for a brief period and are scarce. Two hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#268 Navajo Buckle with Saddle

A white metal belt buckle featuring a saddle and lariat framed by a border of inlaid turquoise and coral chips by a Navajo artisan. Backmark NAVAJO M.C. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $27

Next minimum bid: $32

#269 Casein Cowboy Boot

A realistic casein cowboy boot is decorated with colorful Southwestern motifs such as saguaro cactus and a steer head. This boot was offered as a premium by the Ralston-Purina company in the 1930’s to listeners and fans of their radio show about cowboy hero Tom Mix. Shown in Peggy Ann Osborne’s About Buttons, p. 171. Original celluloid bubble shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $78

Next minimum bid: $88

#270 Turtle on Log Celluloid

A medium, cute, and well-executed realistic celluloid turtle resting atop a celluloid log. Red painted detail. Celluloid shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $40

Next minimum bid: $45

#271 Early Auto Brass

A brass uniform from a Copenhagen maker featuring a four-door early automobile. Backmark C.L.SEIFERT, KJOBENHAVN Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#272 Bleriot’s 1909 Flight

A medium white metal button depicting the monoplane piloted by Louis Bleriot. This French aviator was the first person to fly with his 25 HP plane across the English channel in 1909. Copper loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $63

Next minimum bid: $73

#273 Battersea Race Car

A handsome Battersea pewter button depicts a race car and flags against a background of bleachers and paved track. Backmarked for the Florida State Button Society’s 2004. Founder’s head shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $50

Next minimum bid: $60

#274 Early Airplane Brass

This brass pictorial features an early airplane, in flight above a row of trees and a fence. Tinned iron reverse with self shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $73

Next minimum bid: $83

#275 Matador, Third Ave Silver

Here is one of the rarest of the Konig Graz buttons, the matador and bull. Backmark “Knopf Konig Graz.” Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $225

Next minimum bid: $250

#276 Realistic Silver Swan

A charming silver realistic swan with wings a-flutter. Silver backmark 925 with silver loop shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $42

Next minimum bid: $47

#277 Crane French Tight

Large crane waterbird looking for food in the marsh on this 19th C. French Tight.   Back marked SOLIDAIRE Bte S.G.D.G., A.P. & Cie. PARIS with self shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $26

Next minimum bid: $31

#278 Arts & Crafts with Stone

A striking openwork silvered metal Arts & Crafts era button embellished with a bezel-mounted cobalt cabochon. Wire U shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $140

Next minimum bid: $150

#279 18th C. Habitat

This 18th century habitat button encloses under glass a winged insect, dried plant material, and seeds. Copper rim. Tinned sheet-iron reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $200-400.

Current bid: $71

Next minimum bid: $81

#280 Butterfly, Bow, Ribbon Engraved Pearl

This lovely Div. I dark iridescent engraved pearl features a bow with flowing ribbons, a butterfly, and delicate botanical garlands. Two hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#281 Burwood Shirley Temple

A medium molded wood composition Burwood button featuring the curled ringlet hair and profile of the young Shirley Temple. Two hole sew-thru. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $80

Next minimum bid: $90

#282 Black Bakelite Jewel

A thick carved black bakelite disc is decorated with a white metal embellishment mounted with three spindle-shaped blue glass jewels. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#283 19th C. Lithograph

A polychrome lithograph featuring a young woman in a red hat is mounted under sheet celluloid in a decorative brass frame. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $26

Next minimum bid: $31

#284 Large PW Madonna

A sulfide Madonna and Child are surrounded by a border of cut canework in this large paperweight button by Theresa Rarig. Applied metal plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#285 St. Peter Casting His Nets

A large tinted button with an escutcheon in pewter of St. Peter casting his nets into the water. The escutcheon is against a flat finely textured back and set in a steel underliner and brass collet. Shown BBB PL 247-19. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $30

Next minimum bid: $35

#286 The Simpson Family

Here is Marge, Homer, Lisa, Maggie, and Bart, a lampwork glass set of the popular Simpson family. Commissioned by Kathy Hoppe of O’gosh Buttons, this set was made in the Czech Republic in 2000. They have brass shanks. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $60

Next minimum bid: $70

#287 Goofies Book Set

Identify your vintage “Goofies” buttons with this set of Goofies Book 1, 2, & 3 by Eunice Packard. Published in 1952, 1953, and 1957, these are now quite scarce. Published as “a dictionary for identifying your modern plastic, china or glass goofies, Realistics, Miniature objects, Novelties or whatever you call them.” Each booklet includes black and white photographs and descriptions. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $151

Next minimum bid: $161

#288 Casein Pencil Box

A cute casein button in the realistic design of a pencil box with three colorful pencils. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#289 Chinaman Fabric Garter

This scarce garter button from the 1920’s features the printed cartoonish face of a stereotypical Chinese man. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $137

Next minimum bid: $147

#290 Large Moonglow

A hard-to-find large moonglow in soft gray tones with an atypical sloped shape. Brass four-way shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $48

Next minimum bid: $53

#291 Fabric Shirley Temple

A scarce fabric printed covered button with the face of the young Shirley Temple. Reverse is metal with a center pad shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $21

Next minimum bid: $26

#292 Young Dancing Dutch Couple

Brass scene of a young Dutch couple dancing in the field, windmill and boats on the canal in the background. The metal collet has a flattened area at 3 o’clock. Metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $42

Next minimum bid: $47

#293 Art Nouveu Head on Pearl

An extra-large shimmering mother-or-pearl is mounted with an Art Nouveau era head of a young woman with swirling hair. Inset brass plate and loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $25

Next minimum bid: $30

#294 Black Glass Gay 90s Jewel

A large Gay 90s era button features a faceted black glass jewel mounted in dark tinted metal with a fancy silvered brass overlay. Tinned sheet-iron reverse with wire U shank. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#295 Lea Stein Rhodoid Trio

These three colorful fun buttons are rhodoids, a French acetate. Designed by Lea Stein, they are composed of both laminated colorful bits and layers. Two hole sew-thrus. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $70

Next minimum bid: $80

#296 Croquet BLK Glass w/Registry Marks

A medium Victorian black glass with scalloped edge showing hoop, mallets and croquet balls molded into the center design. The reverse has registry markings as described in the BBB Appendix D, showing date mark for 1868. Brass loop shank. Two chips on the reverse edge do not show from the front. Est. selling price is $30-60.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#297 Silk Printed Geisha

The portrait of a pretty Geisha woman is printed on this silk fabric covered metal button. The button is mounted on the colorful original store card. Metal shank. Est. selling price is $10-30.

Current bid: $35

Next minimum bid: $40

#298 Steeplechase

A large one-piece quality pierced brass button showing a horse and rider jumping a fence through a nail-studded horseshoe border. Shown BBB PL 123-4. Elongated brass loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $43

Next minimum bid: $48

#299 Painted Windmills

This extra-large oval paper mache, painted by a Russian artist, features a colorful scene of two windmills with an ocean or lake in the background, gulls in the sky, and green fields in the foreground. Signed on the reverse. Loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $65

Next minimum bid: $75

#300 Eagle on Her Nest

A large and fabulous bird button of an eagle on her nest and her two young chicks are even shown under her. In pierced and tinted brass against a darkened ground and set inside a pierced border design with mirror liner. Shown BBB PL 137-8. Lacquered reverse with metal loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

Current bid: $170

Next minimum bid: $180