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One small The Fox and the Grapes brass button, 5/8" in diameter
This button again takes a different artistic conception of the theme. It can be hard to read except up very close, partially because of its smaller size. Big Book of Buttons Plate 154 #19, which says of it "The well defined ...
One small The Fox and the Grapes Czech glass moonglow button
The background of this unusual button is a milky blue. Out of it is a raised scene painted in gold. Other buttons bought in the same Dutch auction include Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Frogs and a Cart. ...
One large dark red-tinted brass Victorian button
Perhaps the defining mark on this lovely dark button in fine condition is the curled tendril just above the fox's head. The red tint in the Larner exemplar is unmistakable here. Big Book of Buttons Plate 153, #3. Steel ...
One one-piece The Fox and the Grapes stamped-brass button
This button takes a different artistic conception of the theme. Big Book of Buttons Plate 153, #8. The button is unusual among those I have not only for the applied grapes but also because it is of one piece (with no added ...
One silvered brass The Fox and the Grapes button with cut steels
This button follows exactly the pattern of the Larner button (Big Book of Buttons Plate 153, #8) just above, but is half the size and therefore less well defined. It also has a silver rather than gold sheen. A shank is ...
Large The Fox and the Stork button, 1.5" in diameter
A really striking button! As Robin noted, there is a small sliver missing at high noon. The motif is well known to The Big Book of Buttons (Elizabeth Hughes and Marion Lester, Second printing: 1991, Plate 152, #5) but not ...
One smaller brass Victorian button, 5/8" in diameter
This button was clearly meant to be a match to the larger Larner/Beck button. I cannot pick up any tint. Three-piece construction.
One The Fox and the Stork button, 5/8" in diameter
The conception of the scene seems slightly different here from both the 1" and the 3/4" The Fox and the Stork versions. The defining line at the bottom of the scene is higher. The strong set of defining masses at the lower ...
One one-piece pressed brass button with a silvered finish
This is a pressed, one-piece silvered brass button in excellent condition. The illustration adapts Doré's illustration of La Fontaine's V 3 ("Le petit Poisson et le Pêcheur") well to the circular form, changing some things ...
2 The Fox and the Stork buttons, apparently matched, 3/4" in diameter
As with the 1" buttons with which these seem to be matched, a brass-colored band seems to be folded over the hook-bearing celluloid back and the bronze and black metallic front of the button. The stork has its long beak ...