I love the look of these old buckles. They were art and jewelry all in one. This one is golden gilt metal and measures 4 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches wide. It has two metal loops in the back for sewing onto a fabric belt.
These would be perfect on a child's (or adult's) red, white or blue outfit. They are mint on their original card and I suspect they were made for the Bicentennial. They are Costumemakers' 4 hole sew thrus measuring 5/8ths of an inch.
The floral design that makes up this button, has a lovely shine to it. The button is an etched brass with a brass collet, brass back and round brass shank. It measures 11/16ths of an inch wide. The back is marked, D.Evans Co., Attisboro. (I think).
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BLACK GLASS INCISED BUTTON. FLOWER IN THE MIDDLE. FLAT ACROSS THE TOP. METAL LOOP SHANK. 3/4in. AGE USE SCRATCHES. NICER THAN IT LOOKS IN THE PICTURE. HARD TO GET GOOD SCAN ON BLACK ON BLACK.
VICTORIAN STAMPED FILIGREE 1 PIECE BUTTON WITH RIVETED CUT STEELS. VERY FINE & DELICATE RETICULATED PATTERN. NOT SURE WHAT THE METAL IS, IT'S SILVERISH-WHITE AND MAGNETIC. HAS 5 CUT STEELS. SOLDERED BRASS LOOP SHANK. NEAR MINT CONDITION. 5/8in. MUCH NICER THAN IT LOOKS IN THE PIC.
This is a fun button for crafts or for a wonderful detail on any outfit. It is a metal-like finish on plastic. On the back is an attached shank. It measures 3/4 of an inch long and 5/8ths of an inch tall.
I am a sucker for enamel buttons. I have put together a tray of those for my own amusement. This was in that tray until recently replaced by something I just had to have! This is a real beauty! It measures 1 1/4 inches in diameter. It is a gilt button with cloisonne' enamel done in soft water color hues. The enameling is just lovely. There is a brass wire shank on the back. There is the smallest bit of chipping at one edge and the button is priced accordingly.
I love buttons but the enamels are my favorite as they are so much like fine jewelry. This button is a beauty! It is a deep rich combination of colors in cloisonne on a brass one piece button. It measures 1 and 3/8ths of an inch in diameter. The back is brass with a brass wire shank.
WOMAN'S FACE BUTTON. SOME KIND OF HARD PLASTIC, VEGETABLE IVORY OR COMPOSITION I CAN'T IDENTIFY. FACE IS STAMPED, SELF GROOVED. APPEARS TO BE DYED. I PUT A HOT NEEDLE IN THE BACK, IT SMOKED AND HAD AN ODOR I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE & LEFT A BROWN SMALL BROWN HOLE. see close up of back. HAS AGE CRAZING & CHIPPING AROUND THE EDGES. BEAUTIFUL CAMEO LIKE WOMAN IN THE MIDDLE. WOULD DATE IT c.1900.
Whether you collect buttons or just like to replace generic ones with buttons that have class, this set of 2 buttons is for you. The golden metal is convex in the detailed shape of a Japanese Lantern. They are heavy fine quality buttons measuring 7/8ths inch tall and 1 3/8ths inches wide. There is a self shank on the back of these hollow buttons.
This neat button was probably the star of whatever item of clothing it decorated. It is a good sized button measuring 3/4 of an inch tall and 1 inch in diameter. The center is accented with two sapphire blue rhinestones. The button is silver pot metal and has picked up that patina of old metal. It may have had something else at the side as I feel a bit of roughness where there might have been an attachment. There is a u shaped metal shank at the bottom.
GLOW BUBBLE TIGHT TOP CELLULOID BUTTON. SELF SHANK METAL BACK. GREEN AND BLACK. HAS A CRACK ON THE SIDE, NOT BRITTLE. BACK HAS SOME RUST. THESE BUTTONS ARE GETTING HARDER TO FIND. 1 1/8in. PRICE REFLECTS CONDITION.
PRINTED CELLUOID TIGHT-TOP BUTTON. UNUSAL WITH A LITTLE BLUE FLOWERS MOTIF AND LINED BACKGROUND. STEEL RIM AND LAQUERED BACK. LOOP SHANK. 5/8 IN. HAS SOME DISCOLORATION, NO CRACKS. BACK IN GREAT COLNDITION
TALK ABOUT YOUR 'TRASHY' BUTTON. LARGE DOME *FAKE* FUR. LACQUERED STELL BACKS ARE WORN AND RUSTED. HAS A CLOTH SHANK. 1 5/8 INCHES WIDE 5/8 INCHES DEEP. FUR AND SHANK ARE IN VERY GOOD COND. JUST THE BACK PLATE SHOWS ITS AGE. FROM THE CONSTRUCTION I WOULD GUESS 1940's-50's.
CELLULOID PERFORATE STICK-UP BUTTON. 1880-1900. FRONT OF THE BUTTON IS DARK GREEN CELLULOID SHEET WHICH IS PIERCED TO SHOW THE STAMPED AND PAINTED BRASS DESIGN WHICH PROTRUDES THROUGH THE OPENING IN THE MIDDLE. STAMPED BRASS RINGS HOLDS IT TO THE METAL BACK. LARGE SHANK IS A LITTLE SMASHED. BACK IS WORN see pic. 1 1/8in WIDE. BRASS INSERT STILL HAS WONDERFUL COLORS.
REGINA ONE PIECE METAL BUTTON. LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN HEAD & LAUREL LEAF. I CAN'T FIND OUT ANY THING ABOUT THIS BUTTON. CONSTRUCTION LOOKS OLD BUT COULD JUST BE MADE TO LOOK OLD. FINISH IS WORN. LOOK AT CLOSE UP & DECIDE. SELF SHANK. 15/16in WIDE.
OVAL GREEN TRANSPARENT BUTTON WITH SOME REMAINING PAINT. SELF SHANK. 7/8 LONG. HIGH DOME. HAS FLEA BITES ON UNDER SIDE. IF YOU WANTED TO REPAINT IT THERE IS ENOUGH PAINT LEFT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE ORIGINAL COLORS. SOLD AS-IS.
This plastic piece, which seems more like Bakelite than celuloid, presents a knotty problem. What is it? Yes, it has 2 rings embedded on back so obviously it is meant to be sewn on. Conclusion? It is some sort of clasp with the hook-in part missing. Maybe you can explain it! 2 inches long including hook and over 1 inch wide.
RETICULATED STAMPED VICTORIAN BUTTON c. 1890 WITH CLEAR PASTE STONES. ONE PIECE STAMPED NON-MAGNETIC METAL. EACH PRONGED STONE SETTING IS INDIVIDUALLY SOLDERED. LOOP SHANK. 1 7/16in WIDE. FINISH ON METAL SHOWS SOME WEAR. SOME STONES ARE DARKENED, A COUPLE LOOK TO HAVE BEEN REPLACED.
VICTORIAN ANTIQUE BLACK GLASS BUTTON WITH PLATE AND LOOP SHANK. C.1890. DEEP MOLDED, GROUND EDGE. GOLD TONE ACCENTS. HAS A FEW FLEA BITES AND CHIPS ON EDGES, SOME LOOK LIKE THEY ARE FROM FACTORY. 15/16in WIDE. PRICE REFLECKS COND.
12 matching, vintage buttons on a card, made in Czecho-Slovakia. The card is somewhat in rough shape, but is still intact and the buttons are held on with the original string. I believe that they are glass. They measure 3/8 . The buttons are in great shape. Please excuse the somewhat blurry picture, the buttons look much better.