Important English Gold Button c1815
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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1418932 (stock #BNJLadyCetui)
June Hastings
$325.00
Beautiful antique English sewing etui containing antique sewing paraphernalia and a perfume bottle. In the shape of a small book titled "Lady's Companion", the box is brown leather with gold gilt embossing and is lined with red velvet and paper. There is a small lift-out compartment that once held thread, small bobbins. etc. A cardboard with notes has written in graphite the date "December 26, 1852"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1389965 (stock #9820)
A group of 4 hand carved bone sewing implements circa 1890-1900. All have drilled holes, lined borders and carved designs and the pieces include the 1-3/8 x 1-1/4" sewing clamp (small crack, carved end plug (replaced?)), the 2-5/8" needle case, the 1-1/8" tall thimble case (thin crack, glued wider crack, no lid) and the 7/8" tall thread case with hole in the top. All are unsigned and they are probably Asian...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1385383 (stock #zu170)
A large button, done in watercolor on organic material, with a glass cover and a copper rim with a steel back. The scene depicted is of a grand house and garden, identified along the lower edge as "Maison de Mdm Vanne".

The button is in excellent condition, though the back could use a bit of cleaning to remove some oxidation. The diameter is 1 1/2".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1837 VR item #1384645 (stock #zu174)
An uncommon and fantastic button featuring an interior 18th c scene painted on fabric. Brass surround and back. Excellent condition with no issues at all. Very large with a 1 3/4" diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a particular type...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1384502 (stock #zu208)
An important French button of very large size at 1 1/2". The scene, which is handpainted on paper and under glass, shows the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. At the top of the scene is a banner saying "le Despotisme abatu" (despotism demolished). In addition to the people attacking in the foreground, there are figures rejoicing on the ramparts. Encased in a copper rim and backing.

The condition is excellent, with no issues...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1384286 (stock #zu156)
A very interesting and charming 1" enameled button showing a young woman with a basket of flowers looking at a butterfly that is about to alight on her hand. The scene is surrounded by an inner brass border. Between that border and the outer one are enameled sections with flowers. The condition is excellent with no problems.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1384039 (stock #zu162)
A fine enameled button showing a young girl with an elaborate hat and a pink dress with a rose-adorned white jabot. The portrait is surrounded with ruby and white pastes set into openwork brass.

The condition is excellent, with no issues, and the diameter is 1 1/4".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1383836 (stock #zu150)
A charming button with a beautiful border of champlevé work with a turquoise enamel on brass.

The condition is excellent with no problems and a few errant black dots of paint. The diameter is 1 1/4".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a particular type...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1837 VR item #1383652 (stock #zu200)
An extremely fine hallmarked 18K gold button featuring a watercolor painting on natural wafer, under glass. Black enamel surrounds the vignette. The scene is very charming, depicting two figures dressed in 18th c attire, appearing to be a man and woman. However, upon closer examination, one notices that the faces and body form are those of children. It seems that the artist was attempting to capture the first blush of young courtship, hence the shy downcast look of the maiden...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1383431 (stock #zu178)
A huge stamped silver button with a scarab enameled in green, green shaded with brown, and blue. This is surrounded by pastes set in holes drilled through the silver. Of unusual size and form, the button is shown on color plate 26 of Stefan Schiff's book "Buttons: Art in Miniature".

Excellent condition with no issues. The diameter is 1 11/16".

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1383231 (stock #zu116)
A fine and rare 18th century English button with a hand painted scene on paper under glass depicting 5 blacks working in the field. The button is vermeil, gold on silver, with the back showing English hallmarks. Excellent condition, with no issues. The button is 1" by 13/16".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382773 (stock #zu173)
A striking French button featuring a transfer print on enameled porcelain of a swallow. Brass back and surround. The condition is excellent with no problems, and the diameter is 1 1/4".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a particular type.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382437 (stock #zu209)
A very uncommon and fine example of a tinque button with a blue base. No condition issues. In spite of the appearance in the photos, the edges of the gold foil are sharp and not blurred. This wonderful example has a goodly diameter for a tingue at 7/16" and a depth of 5/16".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382178 (stock #zu106)
A very fine example of an rare tinque, being of yellow color and cylindrical form...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381913 (stock #zu109)
A round facetted example of what can best be described as flying saucer shape, as seen from the side. Uncommon transparent red base. No condition issues. In spite of the appearance in the main photo, the edges of the gold foil are sharp and not blurred. The last photo shows this. This fine example has a diameter of 1/2" and a thickness of 1/4".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This p...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381890 (stock #zu168)
A round facetted example of what can best be described as flying saucer shape, as seen from the side. No condition issues, and with a diameter of 3/8" and a thickness of 5/16".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This piece is cemented to a glass base with a thin sheet of reflective gold foil or leaf between them. The button is faceted to improve reflection.

2. Tinques are nam...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381074 (stock #zu142)
A fine example of polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting a woman on a berry picking outing. The front of her dress is picked out with gold flecks, which do not photograph well. This button belongs to the genre which arose due to the interests of the increasingly wealthy French middle class in the places and ways people enjoyed their leisure. Note the buildings in the background, indicating that the activity is taking place outside the bustle of the city.

No condition problem...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1380900 (stock #zu149)
A fine example of French polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting the cherubic infant Cupid holding a bird. During the Victorian era images of Cupid or cherubs were widespread, symbolizing the romantic and sentimental interests of the time. No condition problems, and the cut steels are brighter in person than the photo shows. 1 1/16" diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but ...