• Rare Victorian “cased glass” buttons

    Cased glass is a technique employed in glass  making that is not commonly found in buttons.  Here are 2 examples of early (Victorian era) cased glass utilizing pink, a scarce color for this genre.  These buttons were made from glass canes having a white core coated around with a thin layer of pink.  The outer pink layer predominates when the glass is pressed into the molded design.  Notice the shaved surface of the bottom (mistletoe) button, where the white is exposed, revealing the inner core color of the cane.  Both buttons are enhanced with gold luster and have box shanks, common to Victorian era glass buttons.

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