Victorian Vignettes

19th Century pictorial buttons include many charming scenes of Victorian life. This rare black glass button from the 1880’s depicts two figures enjoying a winter toboggan ride. Note the smoky torchlights lining the hill.¬†Winter activities such as this were a popular after-dark activity in the Victorian age, with the aid of pre-electric lighting. This is Lot #99 in our current Winter 2020 Auction.