This Japanese button is high quality cloissonee enamel, probably made around 1900.The very fine gold wires are soldered on the face, and the coloured enamels held in place by the cloissons. The enamel is held in 925 silver and the rope border is 14 carat gold. The button is 3cms diameter.
Enamel, cut steel and brass are merged into a single whole on this antique button. Multicolored floral enamel is accented by cut steel spheres all on a brass foundation. The button measures 1 1/8” in diameter.