Glass  

FANCY GLASS

These small glass buttons originated mainly from 19 th century manufacturers in England, Italy and Bohemia. These buttons are hand-crafted and include mirror-backs, paperweights, foil-under buttons, intermixed glass, precision inlays, realistics and many others. The buttons are small, antique or vintage and always delightful- with prices ranging from £2.50 upwards. Check what is currently available by clicking in the picture or the link below.

FANCY GLASS

  
 Bimini 

BIMINI AND BIMINI-TYPE:

These hand-made glass buttons from the 1950's have rightly become prized by collectors for their original and innovative designs. We sell Bimini buttons individually - each with the appropriate trademark - at a cost of about £7.50 - £25, depending on size and quality of design.

Bimini buttons were imitated during the 1950's and 1960's by several other firms - such as the Glass Development Company. Many buttons are not backmarked. We sell 1950's Bimini-type buttons at a cost of £3-£10, depending on size and design.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or on the link below. .

FIFTIES GLASS

  
Moonglows

MOONGLOWS:

These delightful buttons originated in West Germany during the 1950's and are prized for their subtle ephemeral tones. Clear glass was used to magnify and emphasise the swirling designs. We sell these buttons on ovals at approx £0.75 per button.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by contacting us via the e-mail link at the bottom of the page.

  
Black Glass 

BLACK GLASS DESIGNS:

Although Victorian black glass buttons are not scarce, there are some designs and constructions that are especially pleasing and collectable. These include the finely moulded "fabric" types, intaglio and relief designs, as well as those with pictorial themes. We sell 19th century black glass buttons individually at £3-£10, depending upon scarcity and design.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or the link below. Please include in your order the name of the scan and the number next to the buttons.

BLACK GLASS DESIGNS

 

 
Victorian

VICTORIANS:

These 19th century buttons are the pinnacle of glass design. They have a particular elegance, especially those examples made in the Art Nouveau style of the late Victorian era. We sell these buttons individually at prices ranging from £3-£15, depending on size and quality of design.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or the link below. Scans of buttons for sale are updated on the 1st of every month.

VICTORIANS

 

 

LustredBLACK GLASS, SILVER LUSTRE:

Victorian black glass buttons were often embellished with metallic lustre trim, especially in silver. This has the effect of highlighting the finely moulded designs. "Fabric" types and floral designs predominate. We sell these buttons individually at £3 - £15 depending upon size and design.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on the picture or on the link below. .

BLACK GLASS, SILVER LUSTRE
 
  

DIAMANTE:

These buttons were made in the late 19thC. until the
1920's, with a brief revival in the 1950's. We sell these
buttons at approx. £5 - £15 per button depending on
age and design.

Find out what’s currently available for sale by clicking on
the picture or on the link below. Prices are shown below
each button.

DIAMANTE

  
Clear 

MISCELLANEOUS:

We offer other types of glass buttons, including diminutives, ball and dome, lacy, clear coloured, intermixed, pictorial, inlays, realistics, paisley designs, auroras, kaleidoscopes, paperweights and so on. Some of these buttons are extremely scarce and others cannot be mounted easily for scans to customers.

Please contact us by e-mail and we will try to help.

 

If you have any queries or wish to order please e-mail us at:-

Roger@GoldenAgeButtons.co.uk

 

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