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This listing for 6 antique, early 20th century glass globe paperweight buttons with red roses and adventurine swirls.They are difficult to date precisely; my best guess would be late Victorian to Art Deco circa 1880-1920. Because of the back plate and shank I think these are either Czechoslovakian, or Italian.
They are approx 5mm diameter, and have a brass back plate and shank.They are in fantastic condition with no apparent damage;no chips cracks , crazing.or verdigris on the brass. The translucent globe of glass has been well fused to the glass millefiore base (not paper design) Please note because of the method of manufacture what you see in the photographs are miniscule air bubbles and refections not faults in the buttons.The adventurine (goldstone) flashes are also highly reflective,and the transparent globe part magnifies considerably.The colours on screen are pretty accurate, the little rosey swirl being a bright red.The greens are also pretty accurate.

In the late1800's these buttons were often called charm string buttons and collected by young girls.I think these simple pretty buttons would look gorgeous used as a charm on a bracelet,making a very OOAK piece of jewelry.

They come from a non-smoking ,pet free environment. Shipping quoted is for UK Special Delivery and International Signed For,which includes insurance.At this shipping price you could add an additional small item for free shipping with this.I will not ship these buttons non tracked mail.Do please check my terms and conditions before sale.

you can find lots more lovely vintage buckles and buttons in this section
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Butterflysue?section_id=5421383

other vintage items here in my shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Butterflysue?ref=si_shop

and holiday sale items are located here
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Butterflysue?section_id=7653895

As a proud member of the British Sellers on Etsy Team, I and my fellow team mates wish to protest about the massive increase in postal charges effective from 30th April 2012 which has been forced upon us.
Here is link to the Royal Mail Website www.royalmail.com/prices2012/personal

Thank you for looking

RESERVED Six Czech Glass Millefiori Paperweight Buttons

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: glass, adventurine, goldstone, brass
  • Feedback: 567 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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