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Antique Picture Buttons, Portrait Button Collection, Women Men Children, Victorian Button Collector Gift Set, 1800s 1880s 1900s

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Antique Picture Buttons, Portrait Button Collection, Women Men Children, Victorian Button Collector Gift Set, 1800s 1880s 1900s

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Craft type: Sewing
  • Material: antique buttons

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This lot of 17 antique buttons is from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Based upon the reference book, "The Big Book of Buttons", these buttons are:

- 1 unnamed button depicting a coin like Liberty Head surrounded by stars

- 1 variation of the listed French button under "Art Nouveau Women" depicting a child's head in profile with Printemps (Spring) spelled along the outer rim.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Bamboo Fairy", with the faces of two beautiful women who lived among bamboo stalks. Men seeing them were always captivated by their beauty, but in order to win their hands each was given an impossible task to perform. When each would-be suitor failed, they would disappear once more among the bamboo to wait for the next man to fall under their spell.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Winter", in an art nouveau style with a woman in a hooded cloak

- 1 unnamed button depicting a woman with a parasol framed by leaves

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Mary Queen of Scots"

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Figure Holding a Large Fan"

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Katisha" from the Mikado

- 2 variations of the button titled, "Taste", from an allegory of the five senses identified by Edna Meredith from a print taken from an original painting of an unknown artist. The button has also been known as “The Pigeon’s Bride,” from Fillmore’s Laughing Princess.

- 1 unnamed button showing a child raising grass or flowers above their head

- 1 variation of a button in the "Jenny Lind" type with a head molded in black glass, set in a brass rim

- 1 unnamed button depicting the bust of a woman in white atop a black background

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Peter Paul Rubens", from the self portrait painted by the artist. On stamped wood mounted in a brass setting with small decorative prongs that fasten over the front.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Sara Bernhardt as L’Aiglon”, which is a portrait of Napoleon II as portrayed in the six act play called L'Aiglon by either the actress Sara Bernhardt or Maude Adams.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "King Arthur" (missing one facet cut steel)

- 1 unnamed button depicting a brass bust atop a velvet blue background

These are as found and have various backings and run about 1/2" to 7/8" in size. There is weathering and patina from over 100 years of age and wear. Great for button collectors, sewing enthusiasts, fashion historians, history lovers, and also work wonderfully fashioned into keepsakes such as jewelry. Take your favorite to your local jeweler and have them professionally transformed into wearable art such as necklaces, rings, and brooches.
This lot of 17 antique buttons is from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Based upon the reference book, "The Big Book of Buttons", these buttons are:

- 1 unnamed button depicting a coin like Liberty Head surrounded by stars

- 1 variation of the listed French button under "Art Nouveau Women" depicting a child's head in profile with Printemps (Spring) spelled along the outer rim.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Bamboo Fairy", with the faces of two beautiful women who lived among bamboo stalks. Men seeing them were always captivated by their beauty, but in order to win their hands each was given an impossible task to perform. When each would-be suitor failed, they would disappear once more among the bamboo to wait for the next man to fall under their spell.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Winter", in an art nouveau style with a woman in a hooded cloak

- 1 unnamed button depicting a woman with a parasol framed by leaves

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Mary Queen of Scots"

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Figure Holding a Large Fan"

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Katisha" from the Mikado

- 2 variations of the button titled, "Taste", from an allegory of the five senses identified by Edna Meredith from a print taken from an original painting of an unknown artist. The button has also been known as “The Pigeon’s Bride,” from Fillmore’s Laughing Princess.

- 1 unnamed button showing a child raising grass or flowers above their head

- 1 variation of a button in the "Jenny Lind" type with a head molded in black glass, set in a brass rim

- 1 unnamed button depicting the bust of a woman in white atop a black background

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Peter Paul Rubens", from the self portrait painted by the artist. On stamped wood mounted in a brass setting with small decorative prongs that fasten over the front.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "Sara Bernhardt as L’Aiglon”, which is a portrait of Napoleon II as portrayed in the six act play called L'Aiglon by either the actress Sara Bernhardt or Maude Adams.

- 1 variation of the button titled, "King Arthur" (missing one facet cut steel)

- 1 unnamed button depicting a brass bust atop a velvet blue background

These are as found and have various backings and run about 1/2" to 7/8" in size. There is weathering and patina from over 100 years of age and wear. Great for button collectors, sewing enthusiasts, fashion historians, history lovers, and also work wonderfully fashioned into keepsakes such as jewelry. Take your favorite to your local jeweler and have them professionally transformed into wearable art such as necklaces, rings, and brooches.

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