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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. To finish off the exquisite and detailed workmanship of this tour de force is a border of faux pearls.

While examples similar to this form can be found, albeit with difficulty, most are blue, and the use of the green c...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1412097 (stock #nj101)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
This beautiful bracelet, marked 14K, features blue guilloche work, a gold filigree area with 2 small moonstones and a large central one surrounded by 11 sapphires and 2 garnets. A stunning piece with beautiful craftsmanship.

The inside of the bracelet measures 2 1/4" across and 1 7/8" high. Excellent condition with no issues.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1409153 (stock #nj102)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,950.00
A beautiful and unusual Art Deco ring, marked 18K gold. The central section has a stylized floral motif, with the leaves, petals, and central section with diamonds. This section is against a background of blue enamel over a guilloche substrate, enabling a wonderful depth and scintillating appearance. Surrounding the central section is a border of diamonds.

This stunning piece of craftsmanship has no condition issues, with all original diamonds, and no restoration to the metalwork. The top of t...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1408902 (stock #nj100)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,450.00
A beautiful and striking gold bangle bracelet having a black enamel ground. The raised central dome has 8 emeralds surrounding a higher area topped with a gold 8 leaved flower with a diamond.

Marked 14K gold, and with fine workmanship, the bracelet is in excellent condition. The inside of the bangle measures 2 1/2" by 1 5/8".

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1408634 (stock #na123)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$425.00
Black enamel on gold with central hair plait. Lettered on the front with "Memori" and initials. The reverse is engraved "Sarah Jackson Obt 20th Dec 1828 Aged 32 Also of Margaret Jackson Obt 8th Feb 1841 Aged 32".

Excellent condition, with a length of 1 11/16" and a width of 1 1/2".

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1408198 (stock #nj103)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$965.00
A beautiful American ring, marked 14K gold, set with a large central pearl surrounded by 12 deep blue sapphires. Excellent condition with a ring size of 7 3/4.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1398912 (stock #na142)
Leslie Antiques Ltd.
$1,650.00
A charming miniature portrait, done in watercolor on natural wafer, and mounted in a later 14K gold ring with an impressed maker's mark of "MP". The sitter is a young red-haired child, facing left, and wearing a black dress with a dotted lace ruffled collar.

The ring size is 6 1/2, and the portrait measures 1 1/16" by 7/8". The condition of the portrait, as well as the ring, is excellent. The line near the left edge and along the top edge is due to refraction and does not appear when viewed in...

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.
SOLD
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.
SOLD
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.
SOLD
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.