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Chemical reactions will disintegrate the plastic buttons and turn the metal buttons green. This may be sued in relation to Silver buttons Horn: material from the hoof and horns of animals. If the color comes off yellow then you have bakelite.
I’’ve been a member of The California State Button Society for about 15 years. Mosaic: Buttons with tiny bits of glass in the center forming a picture. Mostly Metal and produced in quantity from 1880 to 1900. It is most often seen as facets that resemble marcasite.I’ve always thought that to be a good dealer, you don’’t just sell your merchandise, you know your product and help the customer learn about what they are purchasing.To that end I hope this workshop will further that interest.This list is a general compilation of many types of buttons most often referred to. Finely painted porcelain buttons of Japanese origin. Bakelite: A synthetic phenolic, thermoset plastic invented between 19 Black glass. Most all black glass buttons are glass and not 'Jet'. They give off a carbolic acid or mothball smell (camphor) and the shanks are distinctive. This research also brought to light that the deterioration of celluloidbuttons may be because of a chemical in the glue used to attach the shanks.Many faceted designs are found and are quite common. One may have also seen larger items of this material. Calico: China buttons with tiny decorative transfer patterns. Cameo: Broadly used by collectors to include buttons with a cut or molded raised design. Ceramic: can include Pottery, jasperware, porcelain and Satsuma. Carved laquer combined materials buttons from China. Some types of enamel are Basse-taille, Champleve, cloisonne and emaux peints. The crazing and crumbling of old celluloid buttons usually begins in the shank area. Buttons with a strong odor of mothballs and sticky to touch are also suspect.
The oldest and finest made of this type are from the late 1700's.