Set of gorgeous enamel buttons. They have a golden yellow enamel centre, with a champleve green and yellow enamel border. Dome shape with metal loop shank. The backs were counter-enamelled in blue though this did not "take" very well in the firing. Please see photos. Probably late 19th or early 20th century. Size 15/16" (2.3 cm).
One has slight scratches (left centre, photo 1). Otherwise generally in good vintage condition for their age, as shown.
Gorgeous buttons, which would add authentic character to any project. Price is for the set of 6.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
When you receive your items, if they are not what you expected for any reason, I am happy to offer a full refund if you return the item.
Please note that all my buttons are vintage (unless specifically stated as new). This means that they are at least 30 years old and usually a lot older. I do not clean and polish buttons too hard, as some collectors prefer them in original condition.
The vintage haberdashery and sewing items I sell are also old – and may shows signs of wear and age.
I consider minor signs of age often add to the charm and authenticity of an item. Remember, you are buying vintage, not from a department store. I try and describe specific faults where these are very noticeable, but please view the photos too, and if you have any questions I am always very happy to answer queries before you buy.