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This extra-large early 20th C. openwork showpiece will bring raves on the dance floor! Lot #104, Summer 2019, closing August 24.
This stunning foil enamel with faux peacock feather design and border of brilliants will bedazzle even the darkest of evenings. Lot#177, Summer 2019.
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.
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.