Tuesday, April 23, 2013


This rare button board is part of an extensive collection I acquired from a lady who was part of the national button collectors Society back in the 60s. She began collecting in 1940s. This particular board is one of my favorites because I see that it has many very unique buttons. They are all one-of-a-kind, handmade buttons!
There are several with inlaid turquoise and coral including a Thunderbird ,Eagle, a swan, a Hogan, and others. There are also worked metal buttons that look like a conchos that were used on belts. Two favorites are the native American Indian pottery buttons. One is a Zia RoadRunner which is the state bird and the other is also made by the Zia Pueblo in the clouds and rain pattern. We wouldn't want to forget the adorable hand beaded buttons that run down the center of this board One has a little girl, the other a butterfly, the other a face that looks like it could be a God and the last is the rolling logs symbol. Then there are more worked metal buttons and lastly a rare & wonderful hand cut and decorated silver Eagle Thunderbird. Each is a piece of art and history in itself. Now they are grouped together on this button board. As a special treasure she has most of the buttons labeled on the back as to what they are and where they came from. Great historical documentation!

We buy Antique Native American Indian Art  and are always looking for the most unusual and interesting. Please contact us.

To see some of the other antiques that we have available-for-sale you can go to our YouTube videos or click the above photo.
If you happen to be in Southwest Florida, coming to our 20,000 square-foot antique mall is quite the treat! Gannon's Antiques and Art Center is located in Fort Myers which is very close to Naples, Florida and Sanibel Island. We are also only one hour from Sarasota and two hours from Tampa or Miami. Gannon's Art and Antiques Mall is nationally known and certainly worth the trip!

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