Friday, November 13, 2015

Carved Black with Millefiori On Top

Here's one of my showstoppers. The Millefiori (Italian glass) centerpiece on this button looks like a psychedelic cough drop. Normally I'm not a fan of Bakelite buttons with gaudy ornaments that detract from the Bakelite, but this button won me over. I especially like the carved grooves and dotted pattern on the Bakelite. Design-wise, somebody went to town on this thing. Even the patina (exaggerated in the sunlight) plays up the drama of this funky zinger. 

As a side note, the Millefiori jewel on this tour de force is true to the actual manufacture of the button and not a tacky add-on. I did my research.

-Sherbert McGee  


  1. Stunning! Your collection is amazing!

  2. Oh my goodness. This one is a beauty.
    My first visit to your blog. Keep up the great work!!