Monday, November 14, 2016

Exemplar in Black

This black Art Deco button is a recent find from an antique shop in Kansas. The carved features on this old beauty appear in three sections: a rough-hewn and whittled area at the bottom, followed by a middle band of crisscrossed etchings. The top portion is my favorite with a burst of three stylized leaves, replete with some highlighting caused by the patina. This button tested positive for Bakelite. From around 1927.

-Sherbert McGee

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