Here's a licorice button in Bakelite with what I like to call the "eyelash" design going around its border. The button is topped with a metal escutcheon depicting a daisy chain of eight spiky-petaled flowers. I purchased this button last month from my good friend, Doreen, who had it for sale in her period-piece button shop. I'm guessing that a large (and vintage) button like this might've spent its original existence on an influential woman's favorite sable jacket. Who knows, maybe this was Eleanor Roosevelt's?
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