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Button Bragging

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by amandainvermont, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    My friend Matthew sent me

    this Link

    to his most recent button finds. I LOVE the little chicks and the jockey hats.

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  2. cmpollack

    cmpollack Trade Member

    Oh, those are wonderful, Amanda! Any idea when they date to?

    I love the glass intaglio ones at the link...
  3. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    yes, the glass flower baskets, and the ivory with the blue flower, WOWOWOW, they are GREAT!!!
  4. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    I'll ask Matthew about the dates. He lives outside of Paris and is obsessed with buttons.
  5. APrizeEveryTime

    APrizeEveryTime VFG Special Friend

    I swear, Matthew really knows how to snag the world's greatest buttons. I love the hand-painted and gilt Egyptian ones!

    He does a great job with photography, too.

    Thanks for sharing the link, Amanda, and please give him my best.
  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. ivycompany

    ivycompany Trade Member

    Gorgeous! I learn so much just looking at them. What a great resource he is. Is he a member?
    Does he have a website, or does he just sell straight from his photobucket?
  8. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    Here is what Matthew said about the ceramic buttons (and some other comments)

    "Those tend to date from the post-WWII period through the 50's. People wanted fun, colorful things, and evidently ceramic was one of the few materials that wasn't rationed... or that was readily available. I've just bought a fairly big batch (ten or so) of earlier ceramic buttons by a man who designed for Schiapparelli."

    I am trying to convince Matthew to sign on as a "friend" here. And I asked him why Mr. Hamm's buttons were so pricey.

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