* Antique Filigree Metal Box/Square Cricket Cage Button
Over the next several days we will be listing possibly hundreds of auctions containing the contents of an estate vintage and antique button collection that was gatd over several decades. The collector belonged to several button societies, was an antique dealer, and now we have been assigned the task of finding new homes for this fabulous inventory.
Please bookmark our auctions because as much as we would like to list them all at one time, it is physically impossible for us to do that: we have 15 storage boxes filled with huge bags of buttons, tins of buttons, carded collections, individually wrapped buttons, etc. We'll get them up as quickly as we can.We have not cleaned these buttons unless noted (and even then, just to make sure that something is dirt rather than permanent damage); you'll receive them in the same condition we've found them. We do not promise that they will clean up completely; these are offered strictly as-found and as final sale items. This auction is for a very cool button -- It is known as a "cricket cage" : pierced metal with a back that is divided into segments. Two parts come together to form the shank.
I hope the pictures do this justice: it is painted white and has become exquisitely weatd with the pattern stamped into the metal coming through dark. An awesome piec ... read more