Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Beautiful Touch Button

Buffum collection, inventory #10

String of 414 buttons purchased in 2005. South Carolina. Touch button is large brass openwork button with black and red paint on floral design. Buttons of interest– composition high relief spider, Paris back 1882, small brass hand with torch, medium transfer on pearl, blued steel, vegetable ivory, original tints (red), medium brass Lohengrin’s Farewell,, medium pierced brass cherub’s head, medium pierced brass man in hat with sword, large bird with wood background, brass windmill, cattails, villa, fan, pewter pagoda, small Pay Day brass overall, original tint blue-green leaf, brass NG Penn coat button (Horstmann & Bros. Phil.), brass MP coat (D. Evans & Co, N. Attleboro Mass), marbled  glass, small & medium Ivoroid with daisy, small riveted steel openwork, ruby glass, black glass, green glass with black rickrack trim, medium Wall of Jericho, metals

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