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Acknowledgments, References and information for this category are at the bottom of this page.

Button Country

An Educational Resource for Button Collectors - originally created by Paul Rice

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.                                                  Website redesigned and Maintained by Deborah Hanson

Section 2 : Ceramics

* To download and print a pdf of the ceramics worksheet click this link: page 1.

Some descriptions of these buttons may be cut off.  Full descriptions can be seen in the slide show mode.

2-1 Earthenware - Barum (1")
2-1 Earthenware - Barum (1")
2-1 Earthenware -Delft (1-1/8")
2-1 Earthenware -Delft (1-1/8")
2-1 Earthenware - Pewabic (1-5/8")
2-1 Earthenware - Pewabic (1-5/8")
2-1 Earthenware - Poole (1-1/4")
2-1 Earthenware - Poole (1-1/4")
2-1 Earthenware - Raku (1-1/2")
2-1 Earthenware - Raku (1-1/2")
2-1 Earthenware - Ruskin (1")
2-1 Earthenware - Ruskin (1")
2-1 Earthenware - Terra Cotta  (1")
2-1 Earthenware - Terra Cotta (1")
2-1 Earthenware - Wemyss (1-11/16")
2-1 Earthenware - Wemyss (1-11/16")
2-1 Earthenware - Zia (1-5/8")
2-1 Earthenware - Zia (1-5/8")
2-1 Earthenware - Terra Cotta (1-5/8")
2-1 Earthenware - Terra Cotta (1-5/8")
2-1.1 Earthenware - Norwalk Pin Shank (1-1/8")
2-1.1 Earthenware - Norwalk Pin Shank (1-1/8")
2-1.1 Earthenware - Norwalk Escutcheon
2-1.1 Earthenware - Norwalk Escutcheon
2-2 Porcelain - 18th Century Hand Painted (1-1/2")
2-2 Porcelain - 18th Century Hand Painted (1-1/2")
2-2 Porcelain - Transfer Zodiac (1-1/8")
2-2 Porcelain - Transfer Zodiac (1-1/8")
2-2 - Porcelain - Pate sur Pate Style (7/8")
2-2 - Porcelain - Pate sur Pate Style (7/8")
2-2 Porcelain - Painted (15/16")
2-2 Porcelain - Painted (15/16")
2-2 Porcelain - "Mennecy Style" (1")
2-2 Porcelain - "Mennecy Style" (1")
2-2 Porcelain - Painted "Mennecy Style" (1-3/16")
2-2 Porcelain - Painted "Mennecy Style" (1-3/16")
2-2 Porcelain - "Mennecy Style" (1-5/8")
2-2 Porcelain - "Mennecy Style" (1-5/8")
2-2 Porcelain - Painted "Mennecy Style" (1-1/4")
2-2 Porcelain - Painted "Mennecy Style" (1-1/4")
2-2 Porcelain - Transfer (1-11/16")
2-2 Porcelain - Transfer (1-11/16")
2-2 Porcelain - Hand Painted  1-1/2")
2-2 Porcelain - Hand Painted 1-1/2")
2-2 Porcelain "Pate sur Pate style" (3/4")
2-2 Porcelain "Pate sur Pate style" (3/4")
2-2 Porcelain - Transfer (1-1/4")
2-2 Porcelain - Transfer (1-1/4")
2-2 Porcelain - Seven Gods (1")
2-2 Porcelain - Seven Gods (1")
2-2 Porcelain - "Arita style"  (1-1/8")
2-2 Porcelain - "Arita style" (1-1/8")
2-2.1 Porcelain - Arita (1")
2-2.1 Porcelain - Arita (1")
2-2.1 Porcelain - Arita (7/8")
2-2.1 Porcelain - Arita (7/8")
2-2.2 Porcelain - Kutani  (1")
2-2.2 Porcelain - Kutani (1")
2-3 Satsuma (7/8")
2-3 Satsuma (7/8")
2-3 Satsuma - Black Matte  (7/8")
2-3 Satsuma - Black Matte (7/8")
2-3 Satsuma - Cobalt Back  (1-1/4")
2-3 Satsuma - Cobalt Back (1-1/4")
2-3 Satsuma - back marked (7/8")
2-3 Satsuma - back marked (7/8")
2-3 Satsuma (1")
2-3 Satsuma (1")
2-3 Satsuma - Metal Rim  (1-7/8")
2-3 Satsuma - Metal Rim (1-7/8")
2-3 Satsuma  (1-5/8")
2-3 Satsuma (1-5/8")
2-4 Stoneware - Jasperware (1-1/2")
2-4 Stoneware - Jasperware (1-1/2")
2-4 Stoneware - 18th Century Wedgwood (1-3/8")
2-4 Stoneware - 18th Century Wedgwood (1-3/8")
2-5 Back marks - "Birchroft China"
(1")
2-5 Back marks - "Birchroft China"
(1")
2-5 Back marks - "Dresden" and Crown
(1-1/4")
2-5 Back marks - "Dresden" and Crown
(1-1/4")
2-5 Back marks - "Limoges France"  
(1-1/2")
2-5 Back marks - "Limoges France"
(1-1/2")
2-5 Back marks -"Crossed Swords" 
Meissen  (7/8")
2-5 Back marks -"Crossed Swords"
Meissen (7/8")
2-5 Back marks - Serves Crossed  "L"s 
 (1-1/2")
2-5 Back marks - Serves Crossed "L"s
(1-1/2")
2-5 Back marks Stamped "45" 
 (1-7/8")
2-5 Back marks Stamped "45"
(1-7/8")
2-5 Back marks "SR `01"  (1-1/2")
2-5 Back marks "SR `01" (1-1/2")
2-5 Back marks - "Wedgwood England" 
(5/8")
2-5 Back marks - "Wedgwood England"
(5/8")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Glazed/Unglazed  (1")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Glazed/Unglazed (1")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Paint   (3/4")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Paint (3/4")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Transfer  (3/4")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Transfer (3/4")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Encrusted  (1-1/4")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Encrusted (1-1/4")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Gold/Black Paint
Domed  (1-5/8")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Gold/Black Paint
Domed (1-5/8")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Paint - Realistic (1-1/2")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Paint - Realistic (1-1/2")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Gilding - Coalport (1-1/2")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Gilding - Coalport (1-1/2")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Painted-Gilt/Encrusted (1-5/8")
2-6 Decorative Finish - Painted-Gilt/Encrusted (1-5/8")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Metal back Arita (1")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Metal back Arita (1")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Bone Border  (1-3/4")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Bone Border (1-3/4")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Liverpool Transfer Polychrome  (15/16")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Liverpool Transfer Polychrome (15/16")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Liverpool Transfer Monochrome (15/16")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Liverpool Transfer Monochrome (15/16")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - 18th Century Copper/Steel Collet (1-3/8")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - 18th Century Copper/Steel Collet (1-3/8")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Pate sur Pate Style set in brass  (7/8")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Pate sur Pate Style set in brass (7/8")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Satsuma Silver -  (15/16")
2-7 Mounted in/on Metal - Satsuma Silver - (15/16")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Coralene  (1-1/2")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Coralene (1-1/2")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Enameled Pin Shank - Ball   (9/16")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Enameled Pin Shank - Ball (9/16")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Paste Border   (1")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Paste Border (1")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Satsuma - Pearl Tesserae  (11/16")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Satsuma - Pearl Tesserae (11/16")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Silver Deposit   (1-1/4")
2-8 Other Material Embellishments - Silver Deposit (1-1/4")
2-9 Unlisted - Back Type
Two-hole sew-through - Unglazed  (1")
2-9 Unlisted - Back Type
Two-hole sew-through - Unglazed (1")
2-9 Unlisted - Back Type
Three-hole sew-through  (5/16")
2-9 Unlisted - Back Type
Three-hole sew-through (5/16")
2-9 Unlisted - China - Igloo  (3/4")
2-9 Unlisted - China - Igloo (3/4")
2-9 Unlisted - Large China 4-hole sew-thru (1-1/2")
2-9 Unlisted - Large China 4-hole sew-thru (1-1/2")
2-9 Unlisted - Openwork - Royal Copenhagen 18th Century  (1-1/2")
2-9 Unlisted - Openwork - Royal Copenhagen 18th Century (1-1/2")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape (1")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape (1")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / spindle (1-1/4")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / spindle (1-1/4")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Square (2-3/8")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Square (2-3/8")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Linear
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Linear
2-9 Unlisted - Shape
2-9 Unlisted - Shape
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Realistic  (1-1/4")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Realistic (1-1/4")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Realistic (3/4")
2-9 Unlisted - Shape / Realistic (3/4")

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Acknowledgments: This Ceramics resource would not have been possible without the input of button images and quality reviews by a number of collaborators. They included Lou Yeargain, Barbara Barrans, Elizabeth Hughes, Elaine Cossman, Gary Brockman, Karen Farnsworth, Janel Marchi, Jean Rivers, Joan Lindsay and Randy Cannon. Thanks to all.  A special thanks to Joan Lindsay & Joy Journeay for their expert editing skills!


References:

(1) National Button Society Blue Book, Official NBS Classification and Competition Guidelines

(2) Hughes, Elizabeth and Marion Lester.  The Big Book of Buttons. St. Johann Press - 2010