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...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1378668 (stock #zu165)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,550.00
Hand painted on natural organic wafer, this button depicts a cherub beside a flame topped memorial column, with greenery along the border. Photos under different lighting are shown, with the second photo probably being the most accurate in natural light.

No condition issues, and a diameter of 1 3/8".

Absolutely charming, and a rare piece.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection...

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...

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 1800 item #1425834 (stock #zu121)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$975.00
A striking dark green enamel on copper button, dating from the 18th century. There is a central stylized flower, with a central faux pearl with branches emanating from it. Each branch has tiny faux pearls set in it. Circling the flower are two concentric rings of gold stars...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1378391 (stock #zu166)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$950.00
A true tour de force of the use of pastes in buttons. This fine example is of large size at 1 1/4", and features a sprig of flowers in a circlet mounted on cobalt glass. Visible beneath the glass is guillochet worked metal. The back of the button is either silver or a base metal.

In excellent condition with no issues...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1377176 (stock #zu175)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$925.00
A very fine Wedgwood jasperware button showing three women in classical garb with a child astride a sheep. Uncommon for both the scene and the dark blue ground color, rather than the usual Wedgwood blue...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1950 item #1378453 (stock #zu167)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$850.00
This beautiful example is of large size at 1 1/4", and features a large clear central paste surrounded by 8 shaped green pastes, the whole encircled by clear pastes. The second photo more accurately shows the color of the green pastes. The back of the button is either silver or a base metal. In excellent condition with no issues.

Any whiteness or flecks in the photo are either light reflections or dust.

Provenance: Private purchase from the Speights Button Collection...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1377175 (stock #zu177)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$800.00
An very fine Wedgwood jasperware button showing a classical figure holding an apple, with a cherub reaching for it. Dating from the 4th quarter of the 18th century, the button is incised "WEDGWOOD" and "63" and the later mount is hallmarked. Excellent condition with no issues of note, and of very large size at 1 11/16"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1377174 (stock #zu176)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$675.00
An extremely nice Wedgwood jasperware button depicting Andromache weeping over the ashes of Hector. Dating from the 4th quarter of the 18th century, the button is incised "WEDGWOOD" and the later mount is hallmarked as silver.

Excellent condition with no issues of note, and of very large size at 1 5/8". The metal surround is not lopsided as shown in the photo, which was taken at a slight angle.

PLEASE NOTE: We collected buttons for many years, but have decided to sell our collection...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1426451 (stock #m1043)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$550.00
A wonderful and charming pair of Navajo child's moccasins made of hide and fur with turquoise bead decorations. Superb condition with no flaws or problems of consequence.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1377761 (stock #zu204)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$475.00
A large gin bari button depicting flowers against a green background, the whole with a silver surround and backing. Uncommon hexagonal shape. Excellent condition with no issues, and any apparent imperfections are due to reflections in the photo. The diameter is 1 1/4".

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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #940069 (stock #m338)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$390.00
An exceedingly fine example of a miniature brass cannon, probably English, with a fine patina and superb condition having only the usual nicks due to age. The cannon is 10 inches long, 3 1/4 inches wide, and 3 1/4 inches high.
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 #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 #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,...