All posts tagged antique button

Nightwork Spectacle

Like Fireworks in the Night Sky, here is an 18th C. Reverse Paint Over Foil Background. Lot #148 in the current Summer 2019 Auction

Shimmering Brilliance

This extra-large early 20th C. openwork showpiece will bring raves on the dance floor! Lot #104, Summer 2019, closing August 24.

Jeweled Heart

Deep Green Glass Victorian Jewel features a heart framed with a necklace of graduated pastes. Lot #130, Summer 2019.

Angels Keeping Watch

Lot #102 Carved Pearl Angels, Summer Auction August 24, 2019

Stars and the Night Sky

This stunning foil enamel with faux peacock feather design and border of brilliants will bedazzle even the darkest of evenings. Lot#177, Summer 2019.

Night Journey

The Flight of Mohammed under a galena enhanced night sky renders this Victorian button extra special. Lot #207, Summer 2019.

Eye Popper

Lot #131, Summer 2019 Auction. A wonderful large square Popper glass.

Tortoise Transportation

A detailed passenger coach pulled by two horses in silvered metal is mounted on a polished tortoise disc with beautiful deep cranberry coloring. Note the four passengers inside the coach, the four on top, and the driver and footman. This 1 1/4″ medium size button sold for $376 in our Autumn 2015 Armchair Auction.

Skating in Central Park

A scarce and always desirable button for collectors, “Skating in Central Park”, from a Currier and Ives print. The button has been found in seven sizes. Currently offered in the Button Shop is an extra-large 1 7/8″.

Early Coachmen’s Engraved Pearl

A large and exquisite engraved pearl from the early part of the 19th century. The detailed scene, enhanced with dark pigment, is on a thick and highly iridescent pearl disk and shows a coachman and four passengers atop a coach pulled by four high stepping horses. Coaching was a popular English gentleman’s sport of the time and the coachmen were said to have worn these large pearl buttons on the capes of their uniforms. This large 1 3/4″ button sold for $825 in our Autumn 2011 Armchair Auction.

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