Monday, April 30, 2012

Wooden buttons Tunbridge Turnery type

Mr. E. E. Brown of California made Tunbridge Turnery type wooden buttons during the 1960’s. The original Tunbridge Turney buttons were made in the 17th and 18th centuries and the art was lost as the artisans passed away. Mr. Brown was an ardent wood collector and rediscovered the process.
Small pieces of many differently-colored, natural woods are carefully cut into a variety of geometric shapes. These are then carefully fitted together and arranged into designs which best enhance the beauty of different woods. Looking like inlay from the top, these buttons are not inlaid; but, rather, fitted together so that both front and back show the variations of shapes and the complete pattern.
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I do have one of his buttons for sale in the misc.category at my ecrater button storePegs Buttons

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Raggedy Ann and Andy buttons

All the buttons are plastic except the last 2 and they are hand-painted enameled brass
History and Legend by Patricia Hall

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rabbit and Easter egg buttons

Some of my rabbit and Easter egg buttons
The second button down on the left is titled “Easter Parade” in one button book it is called “A gnome pulls a eggshell cart” in another button book it is titled “A boy pulls a eggshell cart”
the button directly under it is a rabbit as the doctor examining a male patient.
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Buttons are antique/vintage and a few modern.
Happy Easter