There's a slightly art deco look tothis maroon button with a faint amount of patina resting in each of its slanted grooves. Bakelite in this color, as I've mentioned before, doesn't land in my lap too often. That being said, a few years ago I was rummaging through an antique dealer's buttons in SoHo when I discovered this surprise in a tin filled with mostly junk (i.e. celluloid buttons). It was one of those rare moments when maroon Bakelite practically up and bit me on the nose.