Vintage Hand Painted Mountain Scene Estate Buttons
Here is an awesome vintage set of 8 matching buttons. It has been suggested to me that these are made of Tagua nut which is also called vegetable ivory and is a natural plant material instead of celluloid or some type of early plastic, as I had thought. They are handpainted with a mountain and forest tree scene with a figure in the foreground. The material is a deep beige color and the enamel painting is in colors of pink, green, burnt orange, brown and pale blue. The buttons measure about 1" across. They are in good vintage condition with a little chipping to the back edges not seen from the front and one of the buttons has a dark spot in the center as shown in the photo of the backs. What a great find for the clothing designer! These would also be fun to sew to a hat or purse. You will love them!!!
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