Eight sweet little China Buttons all in a row! These buttons were manufactured from 1918’s to 1930’s, in France, Germany & Austria. They were utilitarian in use but the bright colors and patterns also made them decorative. The tan & blue color stenciled on these buttons is so soft & beautiful…wearable history!
Eight vintage china stencil buttons - 1/2” diameter
China Buttons were manufactured from 1918’s to 1930’s, in France, Germany & Austria. They were utilitarian in use but the bright colors and patterns also made them decorative. The light tan color stenciled on these buttons is so soft & beautiful…wearable history!
This is an absolutely wonderful detailed button with a flamingo or perhaps a Heron as the center focus. The leg of the bird is in the flamingo position, however, the beak has the shape of a Heron. Either way, it is a gorgeous button! I have set the button with the shank intact to preserve its’ collectibility.
Late 1800’s antique glass button 7/8” diameter
Silver tone chain -30”
Vintage cut glass bead
Finished length 33”
I am happy to adjust length to your specifications
These old overall buttons are also call “advertising buttons” because of the practice of manufacturers putting their logos on the buttons. These were popular in 1900’s-1935. The button with the train design would have been used on railroad worker’s clothing. I set it on top of a vintage silver button to add a frame to set off this cool button.
Such a dramatic statement…a simple pearl in a whopping 1 1/4” diameter will end up being your go to ring! This pearl button picks up whatever color you put it with and always looks just right. I find that I grab my pearl button ring more often then not, and it always gets compliments.
These earrings are must haves! The abalone shell buttons have the natural wave of the shell as well as rich varied colors. They pick up any color you wear which make them super versatile. They are about the size of a nickel but very light weight. Your new favorite earrings!
A wonderful vintage carved smoky pearl button is shown off against a vintage mother of pearl button. Pearl buttons have the ability to pick up whatever color you are wearing, which gives this piece great versatility!
I have hung on to these gold & rose gold filled cufflinks for 20 years. I always loved them but they just weren’t in pristine condition so I could never bring myself to use them. I finally decided not a one of us is perfect, and this piece didn’t have to be either! These are circa 1870’s and wouldn’t it be wonderful if they could talk to us about their previous life!? I believe the monogrammed ones are glass that has been overlayed with black, then carved through. The cameo piece most likely is glass. Monograms were so fancy, so I can make out the “P” & “S” but not sure if the other two are “H” or “HF” or maybe something else all together. Whatever they may be, they are fascinating and to think almost 150 years old!
Paperweight buttons refer to glass buttons that resemble glass desk paperweights, only smaller. These were first made in Europe in the mid 1800's. Most have a base with a preformed design & a cap of clear glass that covers from the top to the base. Some glass blowers would make these by building on the wire shank, adding the design & then the clear glass all while working over a flame to fuse them into a single piece of glass. In order to use these buttons as earrings, the backs can’t be altered, so I set them into Sterling bezels. The depth is amazing… stunning!