Rare Set Of 2 Early 19th Century French Enamel Portrait Buttons In Leather Case
February 18, 2019
RARE SET OF 2 LARGE EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH ENAMEL PORTRAIT BUTTONS IN LEATHER PRESENTATION CASE. HELLO , THIS LISTING IS FOR A VERY RARE SET OF 2 LARGE EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH ENAMEL BUTTONS IN LATER VICTORIAN LEATHER PRESENTATION CASE. THIS WONDERFUL AND RARE SET OF FRENCH BUTTONS ARE MADE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO MAIN CHARACTERS IN THE OPERA ” ROSINA “. ROSINA IS A 1782 COMIC OPERA BY WILLIAM SHIELD. THESE PORTAIT BUTTONS PORTRAY THE CHARACTERS ROSINA AND BELVILLE. SHE CUT OUT AND SAVED THEIR ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTION WHICH READS : PAIR FRENCH ENAMELED BUTTONS EARLY XIX CENTURY. OVAL SHAPE WITH PAINTED PORTRAIT INSCRIBED ” ROSINA AND BELVILLE “. THEY WERE LOT # 412. THEY ARE JUST A BIT OVER 2 INCHES HIGH X 1 1/ 2 INCH WIDE. THEY ARE IN EXCELLENT UNTOUCHED CONDITION. THEY HAVE THE CRAZING TO THE ENAMEL YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE ON BUTTONS MORE THAN 200 YEARS OLD. THERE ARE SOME CRIMPS TO THE BRASS FRAMES , BUT I THINK THIS HAPPEND WHEN THE FRAMES WERE MOLDED AROUND THE TIN BACKING , NOT DAMAGE. THEY COME HOUSED IN A LATER FRENCH VICTORIAN PERIOD LEATHER PRESENTATION CASE THAT MY GREAT AUNT HAD CUSTOM FITTED ESPECIALLY TO DISPLAY THESE BUTTONS. A WONDERFUL AND RARE PAIR OF MUSEUM QUALITY BUTTONS FOR AN ADVANCED COLLECTION. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING! 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 “RARE SET OF 2 EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH ENAMEL PORTRAIT BUTTONS IN LEATHER CASE” is in sale since Monday, February 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Buttons”. The seller is “mikemcmike07853″ and is located in Long Valley, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.