Friday, June 30, 2017

Sensationally Fishy

Fishing for old buttons can result in a lot of interesting discoveries, but not much tops this Bakelite tour de force, which appears to be leaping out of the sea. Splashy and dramatic, I classify this as a flamboyant koi carp with its scaly flourishes and writhing details. Talk about fancy craftsmanship! The color of the Bakelite is creamed corn and the bulging eye is made of glass. Truly a showstopper of style, what we have here is less a button than a work of art. Owing to its rareness, value and fragility, I keep this button in its own silk-lined box. Call me a weirdo, but I am smitten with this fish!

And this ends my week of oceanic-themed buttons.

-Sherbert McGee    

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