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A set of eighteen remarkable buttons each feature a small painting of groups of people of mixed races in a British West Indies island, then called Dominica, now Haiti and Santo Domingo. The artist, subjects and traditional history all collide to make the buttons an extraordinary combination of artistic significance, social history, and inventive design use. Look at all the details the artist included on this very small surface! Think of the idea that someone would choose to wear paintings…

Set of Eighteen Buttons with West Indian Scenes, c. Artist: Agostino Brunias, Italian active in England and Haiti Dominica (Current Haiti/Santo Domingo). Keith Kane from the Estate of Mrs.

Frederica Cards - Greetings Cards and wrapping paper with classic British design

Battersea polychrome enamel gentleman's buttons circa These belonged to Jessie, well known button dealer of Bath, sadly deceased.

Button  Date:     ca. 1770 Culture:     British Medium:     enamel, ivory Dimensions:     [no dimension available] Credit Line:     From the Hanna S. Kohn Collection, 1951

1770 Culture: British Medium: enamel, ivory Dimensions: [no dimension available] Credit Line: From the Hanna S.

Circa 1780 French watercolor button from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

ca 1780 French button, of a watercolor scene under glass, set in metal. The title is "Military School".