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Engraved copper brooch (Dancing Camel)
Brigit told me after class one day that she did not understand one text we had read that day: "The Dancing Camel." The next class I brought along for her Zwerger's wonderful illustration of the gangly-looking camel so ...
The Crane and the Fish (brass button)
I can find this button in neither BBB nor Nelson and Sweat "Fables on Buttons" in The National Button Bulletin (Oct., '86). The button pictures a crane holding a creature aloft in its beak. The creature seems to me to be ...
White metal Fox and the Grapes
I thought I was bidding on one item made up of 88 parts. Imagine my surprise when a heavy box came with eighty-eight such pieces. I gather that each is waiting for a hand to paint it and for a pin to be laid across the ...
The Crane and the Crayfish (brass button)
BBB Plate 154 # 2. For the editors there the identification of the fable is not certain. I am not sure that the brass on my button is tinted, as theirs is. Steel back and wire shank. This is a dramatic button, as the crane ...
Hand painted solid brass brooch of fox and grapes
Soldered joint and catch pin assembly. "Stamped by tooling from the early 1900's," according to the Ebay seller's description. An "old gold" finish has apparently been applied to a 14kt gold plating.
Tortoise and hare storytime pin
This piece is charming, colorful, and heavy. The tortoise has the lead. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Tortoise and hare brooches
Delightful creatures with lively eyes. Is that a Maryland "M" on the tortoise's shirt? The mascot for the University of Maryland is a terrapin.
Now there is a gift I never expected! They are urging me to wear it to France later this summer....
Fox and grapes pin
A 1½" double circle of gold wire supports leaves, grapes, and a fox. Beautiful colors!
The Eagle and the Stag (brass button)
Though this theme of the eagle and stag is listed as a standard button motif, I have no idea what the fable is that is depicted! This button is a bright, very shiny brass piece folded over a different back with yet a third ...