Resting my weary feet tonight, I started sifting through the box, putting aside the more interesting buttons.
Halfway down I started finding these exquisite little black carved glass buttons!
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Tiny, and with the most intricate detail in the glass! I think they are at least 100 years old!
The largest of these is upper left and is an irredescent carnival glass type of button with what looks like a moose..see below! The camera didn't catch the purples and greens of the glass.
Then there were these! Shiny black glass with gold trim!
Not exactly the crown jewels, but part of a ring, engraved B.L. from M.S.......10 KT, not exactly enough gold to retire on........and another black onyx with initial ring...the back part is quite squashed.