While photographing this glowing red Bakelite button, I realized that it's possibly the Prystal variety. The sunlight shines right through it, which of course is a sign of Prystal—arare brand of alternative Bakelite that demonstrates a glassy effect. Like a shimmering delicacy poured out of a Jell-O mould, this visibly tiltedbutton has all the reflective charms of a gelatinous dessert. Buttons like this were a dime a dozen in the 1920's and 1930's. Now they are costly things indeed.