Monday, October 17, 2016

The Definitive Superstar


A substantial chunk of swirled butterscotch Bakelite forms the stage for this huge 2-tone button with a bold decorativeness and impressive composure. Topped in a licorice crown and etched all the way around, the focal point of this wowzer is a beautifully incised flower design made up of five petals. I've had this button in my collection for several years now, but I don't recall where I found this major charmer. It's one of the largest buttons that I own and definitely archetypal of Bakelite's famously eye-catching poise and stamina. Circa 1930. 
 
-Sherbert McGee

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