Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lucky Bakelite

This button fell out of my cabinet this morning and so I decided to use it for today's post. A sleek and curvaceous shamrock in a tone of emerald green, it's an unusual shape in that there are open spaces between the four lobes. The center is a hypnotic sphere and if you look closely you can see a bit of marbling on its surface. I've polished this button, but a trace of patina has gathered in a few of those hard-to-reach Bakelite crannies.

-Sherbert McGee

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