Art Nouveau ladies
Large figural brass button of Yum-Yum from the widely popular 1885 comic opera The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan. An English fascination for all things Japanese spread through the country as trade between Europe & Japan increased dramatically from the 1860s - 1870s. This is one of my favorite buttons because of the intricate details in the panels of the parasol & on the kimono fabric.
Parisian Ladies, before & after.