Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Black Colossus


This mountainous blob of licorice Bakelite is one of my mightiest finds. It's a gigantic button in a domed shape that gives the impression of tar poured out of a Jell-O mold. Belted in a silver band, this mega-button likely dominated a fur coat back in the 1920's. The antique dealer who I purchased this from was a friendly lady with a striking slew of rare and unique buttons for sale from her life-long collection. Of course, I was happy to take this posh asteroid off her hands.

-Sherbert McGee

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