Monday, June 12, 2017

Eye of Eyes

Here's a jet-black button that must've been fun to design. The eye-shaped middle section dips inwards as if custom-made for gliding one's thumb into the sculpted basin. Inside the eye are 13 chiseled spots that remind me of smaller eyesall peeping out of the larger eyeball. The carved lines traveling to the edge of this button are possibly eyelashes. Tested as Bakelite, circa 1935.

-Sherbert McGee

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