Leslie Antiques: English Georgian Glass, Porcelain, Miniature Painting Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1385383 (stock #zu170)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,775.00
A large button, done in watercolor on organic material, with a glass cover and a copper rim with a steel back. The scene depicted is of a grand house and garden, identified along the lower edge as "Maison de Mdm Vanne".

The button is in excellent condition, though the back could use a bit of cleaning to remove some oxidation. The diameter is 1 1/2".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a sma...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1837 VR item #1384645 (stock #zu174)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,475.00
An uncommon and fantastic button featuring an interior 18th c scene painted on fabric. Brass surround and back. Excellent condition with no issues at all. Very large with a 1 3/4" diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a particular type.

Also, we frequently add items to our site, so please check ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1384502 (stock #zu208)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,995.00
An important French button of very large size at 1 1/2". The scene, which is handpainted on paper and under glass, shows the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. At the top of the scene is a banner saying "le Despotisme abatu" (despotism demolished). In addition to the people attacking in the foreground, there are figures rejoicing on the ramparts. Encased in a copper rim and backing.

The condition is excellent, with no issues. The grayish areas in the sky are clouds or smoke, not toning...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1384286 (stock #zu156)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$325.00
A very interesting and charming 1" enameled button showing a young woman with a basket of flowers looking at a butterfly that is about to alight on her hand. The scene is surrounded by an inner brass border. Between that border and the outer one are enameled sections with flowers. The condition is excellent with no problems.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1384039 (stock #zu162)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$360.00
A fine enameled button showing a young girl with an elaborate hat and a pink dress with a rose-adorned white jabot. The portrait is surrounded with ruby and white pastes set into openwork brass.

The condition is excellent, with no issues, and the diameter is 1 1/4".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a p...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1383836 (stock #zu150)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$335.00
A charming button with a beautiful border of champlevé work with a turquoise enamel on brass.

The condition is excellent with no problems and a few errant black dots of paint. The diameter is 1 1/4".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a particular type.

Also, we frequently add items to our site,...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1837 VR item #1383652 (stock #zu200)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,595.00
An extremely fine hallmarked 18K gold button featuring a watercolor painting on natural wafer, under glass. Black enamel surrounds the vignette. The scene is very charming, depicting two figures dressed in 18th c attire, appearing to be a man and woman. However, upon closer examination, one notices that the faces and body form are those of children. It seems that the artist was attempting to capture the first blush of young courtship, hence the shy downcast look of the maiden. A wonderful piece....
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1383431 (stock #zu178)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,225.00
A huge stamped silver button with a scarab enameled in green, green shaded with brown, and blue. This is surrounded by pastes set in holes drilled through the silver. Of unusual size and form, the button is shown on color plate 26 of Stefan Schiff's book "Buttons: Art in Miniature".

Excellent condition with no issues. The diameter is 1 11/16".

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1383231 (stock #zu116)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,095.00
A fine and rare 18th century English button with a hand painted scene on paper under glass depicting 5 blacks working in the field. The button is vermeil, gold on silver, with the back showing English hallmarks. Excellent condition, with no issues. The button is 1" by 13/16".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382926 (stock #zu114)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A fine example of a plique-a-jour button, all of which are uncommon (see Note 1, below), featuring translucent greenish-blue enamel in a gold metal surround and cells. Excellent condition with no issues. The color of the enamel is actually deeper than shown in the main photo. The diameter is 13/16".

NOTES: 1. Plique-à-jour (French for "letting in daylight") is a vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells, similar to cloisonné, but with no backing in the final pr...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382773 (stock #zu173)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$260.00
A striking French button featuring a transfer print on enameled porcelain of a swallow. Brass back and surround. The condition is excellent with no problems, and the diameter is 1 1/4".

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we have, so please do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for a particular type.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382437 (stock #zu209)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$360.00
A very uncommon and fine example of a tinque button with a blue base. No condition issues. In spite of the appearance in the photos, the edges of the gold foil are sharp and not blurred. This wonderful example has a goodly diameter for a tingue at 7/16" and a depth of 5/16".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This piece is cemented to a glass base with a thin sheet of reflective gold foi...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1382178 (stock #zu106)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$385.00
A very fine example of an rare tinque, being of yellow color and cylindrical form. No condition issues. In spite of the appearance in the main photo, the edges of the gold foil are sharp and not blurred. The last photo shows this. This fine example has a diameter of 1/4" and a length of 3/8".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This piece is cemented to a glass base with a thin sheet of ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381913 (stock #zu109)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$250.00
A round facetted example of what can best be described as flying saucer shape, as seen from the side. Uncommon transparent red base. No condition issues. In spite of the appearance in the main photo, the edges of the gold foil are sharp and not blurred. The last photo shows this. This fine example has a diameter of 1/2" and a thickness of 1/4".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This p...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381890 (stock #zu168)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$225.00
A round facetted example of what can best be described as flying saucer shape, as seen from the side. No condition issues, and with a diameter of 3/8" and a thickness of 5/16".

NOTES: 1. Tingues are constructed with a layer of clear colorless glass with a very thin colored glass (typically red) sheet overlay on top. This piece is cemented to a glass base with a thin sheet of reflective gold foil or leaf between them. The button is faceted to improve reflection.

2. Tinques are nam...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1381074 (stock #zu142)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$325.00
A fine example of polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting a woman on a berry picking outing. The front of her dress is picked out with gold flecks, which do not photograph well. This button belongs to the genre which arose due to the interests of the increasingly wealthy French middle class in the places and ways people enjoyed their leisure. Note the buildings in the background, indicating that the activity is taking place outside the bustle of the city.

No condition problem...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1380900 (stock #zu149)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$325.00
A fine example of French polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting the cherubic infant Cupid holding a bird. During the Victorian era images of Cupid or cherubs were widespread, symbolizing the romantic and sentimental interests of the time. No condition problems, and the cut steels are brighter in person than the photo shows. 1 1/16" diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1380897 (stock #zu207)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$225.00
A fine example of polychrome painting on enamel with cut steels, depicting a couple fishing. This genre arose due to the interests of the increasingly wealthy French middle class in the places and ways people enjoyed their leisure. No condition problems, and the cut steels are brighter in person than the photo shows. 1 3/8" diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection. The buttons shown on our site represent but a small sample on what we ...