Group of 5 ceramic buttons made in Japan. Includes a rectangular Arita and 4 Satsumas. Group of 5 ceramic buttons made in Japan. Includes a rectangular Arita and 4 Satsumas. The four Satsuma buttons together represent love, joy, hope, and freedom (butterflies), strength, courage, and magic (dragons), and the historical sacred significance of Mount Fuji and their many temples. The Toshikane porcelain button depicts Benzaiten, the Goddess of Music and Good Fortune.
Card of 6 retired, Laurel Burch buttons mounted on a card with a Laurel Burch fabric “frame”. Grouping includes a turtle with a baby turtle on its back, a butterfly, a lizard, a flower, and a gecko. Metal (aluminum?) with paint decorative finish, these are all sew-thru with at least one having a back mark.
Harrison Reform campaign button from 1840. It has a barrel on a four-legged stand and smoke coming out of the cabin’s chimney. 2-piece with border. “R & W. Robinson” and eagle back mark, measures 21 mm. (Description from Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons - Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus S. Albert.)