Rarities

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on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
Rarities
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
Rarities
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
on u jewelry - Rarities - Antique Button necklaces
There's a reason why they're called Rarities...
I've had to dip into my collection of antique buttons this year.  Something that I hate to do.  But something that I love to do.
Since I haven't had the chance to travel to far away lands, I've taken a step back into my roots.  And have found an array of antique buttons, and some other incredible collectibles, that I am happy to share, and hope that you will enjoy.
Most of the items below are bezel set in sterling silver.
All are antique buttons except for the Austrian enamels, the ancient Roman coin and the Moon & Stars.
Don't hesitate to ask questions!
Descriptions, and pricing for each, are below. 
Each pendant drop will include a Sterling Silver Dot Necklace.  
Pricing includes pendant and necklace
Pendants not sold individually.  Image sizes are relative.
Happy Holidays!

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The Kiss 

$150

Aunt Josie won't be upset if you wear her Kiss since she can't give you one.  Sweet 3/4" carved Mother of Pearl Button that, when you look closely, you'll understand why we call it "The Kiss".  3/4" across.

Cut Steel Star*

SOLD!

Late 1800's authentic cut steel button that while showing signs of age, also shows signs of beauty. 1/2"

Purse

$165

1840'ish rectangular carved mother of pearl button.  That, to me,  just happens to look like a tiny purse. 1" across.

 

Spirographs - Red, or Blue 

S160 each

Green has been SOLD!

Authentic Austrian salesman's show samples for enamel wares.  That I found, of all places, in Mumbai, India.  Crystal clear glass dome covers the enamel.  From the Mid 1800's.  Stunningly rare. 

Lenten Cross

$160

Mid 1800's hand-carved mother of pearl with fascinating hand etching.  Look closely to see the symbolism.  3/4"

Wheel of Fortune

$160

Are you ready to spin the wheel?  Mid 1800's hand-carved mother of pearl with etching.  3/4"

Pièce de Résistance

$215

My favorite of all favorites of this year's Rarities and one of my favs of all time.  Perfect Cut-Steel 1920's with machine twilled brass;  hand-painted.  Cylindrical cone shape.  Truly a keepsake. I purchased this more than 20 years ago.  Origin unknown. 1+"

Brutus Ancient Roman Coin

$200

I see you!  Authentic 100 B.C. Roman Coin with .02 karat diamond in his eye.  Honestly.  A real Roman coin from 2000 years ago!  3/4"

Out of Focus

$165

Mid 1800's cross cut bone.  3/4".  I just love the simplicity.

Pelican Brief

$155

1940's stamped brass pelican in tall grass.  1"

Colonial Button I

$200

Authentic mid-1700's carved mother of pearl Colonial button.  1"+

Portrait

$150

I have no idea who she is.  Or, where she's from.   The antique button is a cast of authentic "jet".  Literally, anthracitic melted coal from the early days of the Industrial Age.  Before photography.  It's a cast of someone's love.  1 1/4"

Colonial Button II

$200

Authentic mid-1700's carved mother of pearl Colonial button.  1"+

Tapestry I

$160

Overpainted brass and cut-steel button from the early 1900's.  Definitely Southwestern US influence.  1"

The Pup

$165

One of my favs of this grouping.  1930s/40s brass cast of a puppy at play.  The beauty of it is... It's not truly in focus.  But it wants to be.

Edgar

$160

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!".  Solid brass hand-stamped raven.  3/4"

Mirage

$160

Mid 1800's hand-carved mother of pearl.  Incredible colors.  Simple.  Elegant.   3/4"

Tapestry II*

$175

Incredible display of dimpled brass with hand-painted ribbons along with cut steel.  Sad that the steel is showing its' age, but still a great wear.  American Indian influence.  1800's.  1 1/4"

Cowboy

$165

Let's ride!  Mounded brass horseshoe and spur.  Early 1900's.  7/8"

Hieroglyphics

SOLD!

What does it mean?  Mid 1800's hand-carved mother of pearl with distinctive etching of pinecones(?) .  3/4"

High Wheeler

$140

Polished steel with depiction of a High Wheeler bicycle.  7/8"  Perfect for a biker…

Moon & Stars

$200

Love you to the moon. And back… 

Hand-cast from an 1800's brass and cut steel antique button. 

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Star Flower*

$140

Cut steel and brass 1800's open button.  Note that it has some 'age' to it and is not an 'every day' wear. 1/2"

Fleurs

$175

Early 1800s, hand painted burst of lilies. Aged enamel. Paris find.  5/8"  One of the last of my Paris enamel finds.

* Not recommended for everyday wear.

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