Posted 1 year ago
These buttons are particular favourites of mine, & all have affinities with various types of antique & collectable art glass.
1. From left - two faceted black glass buttons with iridescence, a striped blue & black button with silver foil inclusion, two buttons with light bluish iridescence & a pattern of curved lines (marked on the back - orig. B.G.E), five tiny square black glass buttons with diagonal stripes of copper aventurine, a Venetian millefiori button, a pink button shaped like a bouquet of flowers (each flower was hand painted a different colour), a pale green dome shaped button with aventurine inclusions, three white ball shaped buttons with pastel confetti spatter, a minutely small "paperweight" type button with a pink lampworked flower, & a conical spatter glass button.
2. Victorian ball shaped buttons with various decors such as foil inclusions, aventurine, trailing, & spatter. These buttons were used on waistcoats & added a touch of pizazz to the sombre, dark suits of the era.
3. Stunning set of striped buttons from the Art Deco era, most likely made in Czechoslovakia. I'd love a vase in this decor!
4. I had this velvet waistcoat custom made a couple of years ago. To give it a Victorian flourish, I had the tailor use five antique ball buttons. He was quite intrigued, having never seen anything like them before. They don't match, but who cares when they're this fabulous!