18 Champleve Buttons c. 1905
Materials: Brass, enamel.
Condition: Perfect; a couple of the brass shanks are slightly
Measurements: 1/4" Across.
Comments: These tiny, dainty champleve enamel buttons have a
slight dome top with rosebud center and red enamel around the perimeter,
8 Russian Cloisonné Buttons c. 1900
Materials: Brass with green, white, red
and black cloisonné.
Condition: Excellent; no chips in the enamels, a couple of the
brass shafts are bent; all tops in near perfect condition.
Measurements: 3/4" Wide X
Comments: Cloisonné is the process of
filling wire cells with different colored ground glass. Heat is applied,
then the process is repeated over and over until the wire cells are
filled to the top with the colored glass. This set of eight elegant cloisonné
buttons came off an early 20th century coat that originated in Russia.
18 Champleve Buttons c. 1905
Materials: Brass with brass shank, enamel.
Measurements: 7/16" Across.
Comments: These dainty champleve
enamel buttons have a slight dome top. The center is a brownish plum and
cream flower with tiny rosebuds enameled
around the perimeter.
18 Brass Buttons c. 1910
Materials: Brass with green paint.
Condition: Excellent; paint slightly
worn in a couple buttons, most are in near perfect condition.
Measurements: 5/16" Wide x
Comments: These small brass buttons are
dome shaped with a pretty sage green pinwheel pattern. Self brass shank.
9 Jet Buttons c. 1880
Materials: French jet with self shank,
white, gold, black paint.
Condition: Very Good; most buttons have
tiny chips on the edges (not easily seen).
Measurements: 5/8" x 3/8";
Comments: Rectangular jet buttons have
their surfaces painted; the thick paint on the twin white leaves give
each button texture.
13 Maltese Buttons 19th c.
Materials: Silver metal with self shank,
black enamel paint.
Condition: Excellent; one button has a dent; some of the black
enamel is worn.
Measurements: 5/8" Across;
Comments: These domed handmade silver
buttons have a Maltese cross in the center with tiny zig-zags etched on
the exposed silver areas. I believe these are military buttons and
that they are sterling.
Six Ivory Buttons c. 1900
Materials: Antique ivory.
Condition: Excellent; a few tiny hard to see chips near the holes.
Measurements: 1 1/4" Wide x
Comments: Gorgeous flat ivory discs with
a double hole drilled in the centers; the holes are closely spaced on
the button's top, more spread out on the back.
24 Buttons c. 1870-90
Materials: Set of 24 on original card carved from the South
American tagua nut. Also commonly called vegetable ivory or
Label: Stamped on card "Boutons Superieure"
Comments: The tops of these buttons were dyed a pale green. The
design cut into the surface reveals the original ivory color of the nut.
54 Glass Buttons c. 1930
Materials: Clear glass
Comments: The domed glass buttons have a
square shaped well cut into the centers. Each center has 4 holes.