EXTREMELY RAIR 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FEATHER ART BUTTERFLY UNDER GLASS BUTTON WITH PROVENANCE. HELLO , THIS LISTING IS FOR AN EXTREMELY RAIR 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FEATHER ART BUTTERFLY OR MOTH BUTTON. THE OTHER TWO WERE MORE OF A SPECIMEN FEATHER BUTTONS WITH DIFFERENT COLORED FEATHERS MOUNTED OVER EMBOSSED FOIL. THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED TO BE HIGH COUTURE IN FRENCH FASHION IN THE 18TH CENTURY. THIS COMES FROM A VAST COLLECTION OF BUTTONS OWNED BY MY GREAT , GREAT AUNT.SHE COLLECTED BUTTONS IN THE 1930'S AND 40'S, WITH EXAMPLES FROM HER COLLECTION EVEN BEING FEATURED IN BUTTON BOOKS, MOST OF WHICH WERE IN THE " COMPLETE BUTTON BOOK " BY LILLIAN SMITH ALBERT AND KATHRYN KENT. THIS EXAMPLE WAS A GIFT TO MY GREAT AUNT BY ONE OF HER VERY GOOD FRIENDS WHO WAS ALSO A SERIOUS BUTTON COLLECTOR, AND HAD ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY, WHICH WAS DONATED TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, THE SIX FEATHER BUTTONS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM ARE FROM HER COLLECTION. HER NAME WAS HANNA SICHER KOHN. A NOTE FOUND IN THE BOX THAT HOUSED THIS BUTTON READS: GIFTED TO ME BY MY DEAR FRIEND HANNA S. THE BUTTON IS JUST A BIT OVER 1 3/ 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER. THE FEATHERS ARE MOUNTED ON PAPER UNDER GLASS, THE RIM IS GILDED COPPER AND THE BACK IS STEEL. THE PAPER HAS THE EXPECTED AGE RELATED DISCOLORATION FOR SOMETHING 230 YEARS OLD. ONE CAN SEE THAT THE PRICE OF 1.50 IS WRITTEN IN PENCIL ON THE BACK, WHICH MUST HAVE BEEN THE PRICE A VERY LONG TIME AGO! IT IS IN EXCELLENT UNTOUCHED COMDITION. THE GLASS IS PERFECT WITH NO CHIPS OR CRACKS.
IT COMES WITH THE BOX IT WAS STORED IN, WHICH IS A VINTAGE SAKS FIFTH AVE BOX, AND THE NOTE ENCLOSED WITH THE BUTTON. THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN EXTREMELY RARE BUTTON WITH FABULOUS PROVENANCE. AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO A SERIOUS COLLECTION. PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS THE FINAL PRICE REDUCTION FOR THIS EXCEPTIONAL MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE. My personal standards are high , so I strive to research , describe and picture all items in my auctions as accurately as possible.
Most items are vintage or antique and therefore normal ware from age and use is to be expected. If any imperfections or damage is present other than normal ware , it will be mentioned and pictured in the listing.
All items are carefully and thoughtfully packed to ensure safe arrival. Thank you , and great luck to all. The item "EXTREMELY RARE 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FEATHER BUTTERFLY BUTTON UNDER GLASS" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Buttons". The seller is "mikemcmike07853" and is located in Long Valley, New Jersey.
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