2 circular The Fox and the Crow buttons, stamped brass
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2 circular The Fox and the Crow buttons, stamped brass, one silvered, both decorated with a border of facetted steels. $40 from Lenore Monleón, Chelsea Antiques, NY, April, '97.
One image is silver in color, the other bronze. Ms. Monleón had lots of animal figurines, and so I came up with a challenge that she must have some fable figurines. She countered that she had buttons of The Fox and the Grapes but may not be able to find them. Why? She had hid them because she did not want to sell them! After fifteen minutes of searching she found them! This was the start of my fable button collecting! Big Book of Buttons Plate 152 #12 shows the same sort of facetted steels; the design, though distinct, comes closest to that in Big Book of Buttons Plate 152 #10.