A Splendid Set of Six 1920`s Japanese Engraved & Tinted Ivory Circular Hand-Carved Buttons Each Depicting a Lion`s Head


Origin: Japanese
Period: Early Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1920-30
Diameter: 2.4 cm

The well detailed circular ball buttons tinted in black and red each with fastening loops verso showing six individual lions heads with differing expressions portraying indifference, grumpiness and a mighty roar.

The buttons remain in superb order, complete with loops and with no chips or cracks and are immensely tactile.

Whimsical buttons for the whimsical gent.