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    • 1 brass button depicting Doré's illustration of "The Little Fish and the Fisherman 

      Unknown author (1890)
      Identical with the Goldbarg button described above, except that this lacks the silvered finish. Like the Goldbarg button, it is sketchier in design than the Larner button of the same size; and of course it lacks the silvered ...
    • 1 brass button depicting Doré's illustration of "The Little Fish and the Fisherman" 

      Unknown author (1890)
      Identical with the Goldbarg button described above, except that this lacks the silvered finish. Like the Goldbarg button, it is sketchier in design than the Larner button of the same size; and of course it lacks the silvered ...
    • 1 brass button of the eagle and the stag 

      Unknown author (1890)
      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 ...
    • 1 brass button of the eagle and the stag 

      Unknown author (1890)
      See my other button showing this fable for the story. This is a darker button with a stag running left in the foreground and an eagle moving right above. Flora fill in the open spaces around the circumference, with another ...
    • 1 brass three-piece button of the Goat on a Cliff 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The goat (or stag?) stands perched on a rock. There seems to be no other figure in the picture. He faces stalks or limbs of trees. Behind him seem to be further rocks. A braided sheath pattern runs around the perimeter of ...
    • 1 brass three-piece button of the Goat on a Cliff 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The goat (or stag?) stands perched on a rock. There seems to be no other figure in the picture. He faces stalks or limbs of trees. Behind him seem to be further rocks. A braided sheath pattern runs around the perimeter of ...
    • 1 brass three-piece button of the Lion in a Lush Valley 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The goat seems not to be pictured, instead there is a crag that sticks out almost directly above the lion who wants to beckon him down to the lush valley. BBB shows an apparently larger button with almost the same image ...
    • 1 brass three-piece button of the Lion in a Lush Valley 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The goat seems not to be pictured, instead there is a crag that sticks out almost directly above the lion who wants to beckon him down to the lush valley. Big Book of Buttons shows an apparently larger button with almost ...
    • 1 bronze The Wolf and the Crane button, .6" in diameter 

      Unknown author (1890)
      Clearly the same scene as the larger Gotbuttons and Goldbarg versions of WC. Thus it is also developed from J.J. Grandville's illustration. The doctor's pan is not so easy to identify here. The stance of the figures is ...
    • 1 bronze The Wolf and the Crane button, 7/8" in diameter 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The same in motif motif as the Gotbuttons larger button with these differences: this is brass, smaller, and marked with "Solidaire Bte SGDG" rather than "Breveté" on the back. The metal of this button shows less relief ...
    • 1 bronze Wolf and the Crane button 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The same in motif motif as the Gotbuttons larger button with these differences: this is brass, smaller, and marked with "Solidaire Bte SGDG" rather than "Breveté" on the back. The metal of this button shows less relief ...
    • 1 bronze Wolf and the Crane button 

      Unknown author (1880)
      Clearly the same scene as the larger Gotbuttons and Goldbarg versions of WC. Thus it is also developed from J.J. Grandville's illustration. The doctor's pan is not so easy to identify here. The stance of the figures is ...
    • 1 bronze Wolf and the Crane button 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The same in motif motif as the Gotbuttons larger button with these differences: this is brass, smaller, and marked with "Solidaire Bte SGDG" rather than "Breveté" on the back. The metal of this button shows less relief ...
    • 1 button depicting Doré's illustration of "The Little Fish and the Fisherman" 

      Unknown author (1890)
      This is a pressed, one-piece silvered brass button in fair to good condition. Like the larger Wiedeman exemplar of the same scene but less distinct, this button adapts Doré's illustration of La Fontaine's V 3 ("Le petit ...
    • 1 button depicting Doré's illustration of "The Little Fish and the Fisherman" 

      Unknown author (1890)
      This is a one piece pressed brass button with a silvered finish and a loop shank. At first it appears to be identical with the Goldbarg button of the same dimensions, but it includes so much more detail that I think it ...
    • 1 button depicting Doré's illustration of "The Little Fish and the Fisherman, 

      Unknown author (1890)
      This is a pressed, one-piece silvered brass button in fair to good condition. Like the larger Wiedeman exemplar of the same scene but less distinct, this button adapts Doré's illustration of La Fontaine's V 3 ("Le petit ...
    • 1 button depicting Doré's illustration of "The Little Fish and the Fisherman," 

      Unknown author (1890)
      This is a one piece pressed brass button with a silvered finish and a loop shank. At first it appears to be identical with the Goldbarg button of the same dimensions, but it includes so much more detail that I think it ...
    • 1 circular Fox and Crow button, brass surrounded by metal studs 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The pattern is the same as that on the Wiedeman button of similar proportions, but the button comes from a different mold; that is, two artists worked from the same visual pattern to make two different metal casts. The ...
    • 1 circular Fox and Crow button, red tinted brass 

      Unknown author (1890)
      Though the image seems very famliar, I cannot place the button in BBB. The scene is basically the same as that on my two Monleón buttons. The button itself is of one-piece construction, with a metal eyelet welded onto the back.
    • 1 circular The Fox and the Crow button, brass surrounded by metal studs 

      Unknown author (1890)
      The pattern is the same as that on the Wiedeman button of similar proportions, but the button comes from a different mold; that is, two artists worked from the same visual pattern to make two different metal casts. The ...