1 Of The Two Rarest Buttons In The Auction An 18th C.:
1 Large extremely rare 18th century under glass figural button.
This 18th century button is incredible. I’m not sure how else to explain it. The figures under glass are hand crafted of plaster and bordered by an enameled reverse painted blue border with fine wire work overlaid under the glass. The background is a light sage green Mica which sets off the white plaster. Copper rim and tin back and a fabulous example of 18th century craftsmanship.
Issued: DIVISION 1=PRE 1918 AND DIVISION 3 IS AFTER 1918
Dimensions: SM=Less than 3/4″, Medium=3/4″ to 1 1/4″. Large=1 1/4″ and above, extra large=1 3/4″ and above
Unless otherwise noted we find no significant condition concerns except for normal age related wear for the age of these items.