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Carnival Glass Buttons - Part 1

While some have been attached to metal backing and worn as pins, the basic black glass button with blue/green iridescence in satin finish over molded design; describes the overall basics of these self-shank buttons from Czechoslovakia, circa pre -1940s era. The finely detailed designs on some buttons are intrinsically elegant!
Collectors of these small works of art have a wide array to select from. One notable attraction for anyone with limited space for display; quite a number of them would fit into a drawer, particularly when mounted (attached) to smooth-surface cardboard.
Accounts read over the years about their manufacture, indicate many of them to have come from Europe more than a century ago.

ABSTRACT ButtonBEETLE & SHELL- Three quarter in. diam.-Metal shank.BIRD & BABIES-11-16ths in.-Self shank.
   ABSTRACT                 BEETLE & SHELL                   BIRD & BABIES
BIRDHOUSE-BIRDCASTLE ButtonCAT Button - One-Half In. in diam.-Self shank
  BIRDHOUSE-BIRD                    CASTLE                                     CAT
COTTAGE- 7.75 in. iridized button with Metal shank.CRESCENTS _979 Botton, as named in the Ruth Clark book covering this subject.- Seven-eighths diam. Brass plated shankDECORATIVE Button-11-16ths in. diam., Self shank.
           COTTAGE                         CRESCENTS                      DECORATIVE

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And they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
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