Leslie Antiques: English Georgian Glass, Porcelain, Miniature Painting Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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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...

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...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1800 item #1380234 (stock #zu171)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A beautifully limned still life of flowers on a table. Done in oil on copper, with a silvered back. Excellent condition with no issues. Quite large, with a diameter of 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 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 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 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 #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 1900 item #1378019 (stock #zu205)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A large and beautiful gin bari button showing lotus flowers against a purple background, the whole with a silver surround and backing. Uncommon scalloped 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 : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1900 item #1378016 (stock #zu115)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
A large gin bari cloisonne button depicting three snowy egrets against a background with shades of green, the whole with a silver surround and backing. When viewed from the side, the button has an intentionally undulating shape, making it highly unusual. The side is hallmarked and there appear to be other markings. Excellent condition with no issues, and any apparent imperfections are due to reflections in the photo. The diameter is 1 3/8".

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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 : 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 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". 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 coll...

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. The b...

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 : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1990 item #396077 (stock #t350)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
SOLD
This stunning twill silk scarf is titled "Brise de Charme." The noted artist and designer, Julia Abadie, did the graphics work for this, which was made in 1985. To my knowledge, it has never been re-issued.

With a background of a beautiful blue, it depicts, in marvelous detail and a rainbow of colors, a panoply of handpainted 18th and 19th century fans. As it should be, it is 90 cm square (35.4"), with handrolled stitched edges.

The scarf has never been used, and was only unfolded o...