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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 5:47pm
Lovely enamel with a riveted cut steel border, depicting a winged putto with lamp. Emaux Peints polychrome.

https://wrba.us/buttons/enamel-windmill-2/
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 5:37pm
Scenery with with windmill. Emaux Peints.

https://wrba.us/buttons/enamel-windmill/
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 5:33pm
Modified square shape, with belt border.
https://wrba.us/buttons/enamel-with-belt-border/
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, September 6th, 2020 at 5:03pm
With thanks to late Elizabeth Hughes who identified so many buttons in her Big Book of Buttons, we learn that this silver button commemorates the most popular 19th-century opera Les Huguenots (The Protestants) by Giacomo Meyerbeer that looks far back on a violently divisive political power struggle, the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572. Depicted on this button is a Protestant soldier Marcel (fictitious protagonist) who fought and perished in the historical massacre of the French… [ 141 more words ]
https://wrba.us/buttons/marcel-london-hallmark-1896-1935/
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at 11:30pm
The buttons are a bit dark, but you see the label as a historical reference. Under NBS classification, Walrus tusk is ivory, 15-3 Ivory, under Section 15--Other materials.
https://wrba.us/buttons/walrus-tusk-ivory-label-on-original-card/
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at 11:55pm
According to "The Lost Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany" by Hugh McKean, the original card of circa 1910 had 12 buttons stitched to a black card stamped "The Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company" or "Tiffany Favrile Glass/Tiffany Furnaces/Sole Makers/Corona, L.I., N.Y." If anyone has the original card, we'd love to feature it on this page. Let us know! Corning Museum of Glass glossary…
https://wrba.us/buttons/favrile-glass-scarab-by-tiffany/