Briare France

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Button #1 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (center has 9 raised stripes, two sides of middle stripes have molded smocking pattern)

Size: Small (19/32nd inch)

Examples found: white with overall marigold luster, white with overall pearl luster, matte black


Button #2 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded spiral)

Size: Small (1/2 inch)

Examples found: dark blue, grey, medium brown, teal, black


Button #3 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (faceted contour, creating 6 pointed star when looked at straight down))

Size: Small (13/32nd inch)

Examples found: white with silver luster, black with silver luster


Button #4 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, Guidelines shape #5 (molded imitation fabric weave: broken stripes of long dashes, two stripes of the same pattern of dashes, alternating with a single stripe of dashes)

Size: Small (15/32nd inch)

Examples found: grey, beige (unlisted) with stenciled dark brown patterns of curved lines

Inserted shank color: black


Button #5 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded center stripe of leaves and flower, raised plain stripe on either side; portion of center pattern on outside of plain stripes)

Size: Small (7/16th inch)

Examples found: brown with overall gold luster


Button #6 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (similar to pattern 13 in the Guidelines: 10 molded ridges, with deep grooves between; molded raised edge on same level as ridges)

Size: Small (9/16th inch)

Examples found: grey with mottled dark brown

Inserted shank color: black


Button #7 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded surface of raised asymmetrical wavy line ridges, with fine cross-hatch lines along the tops of the ridges, reminiscent of imitation fabric)

Size: Small (15/32nd inch, 9/16th inch)

Examples found: turquoise, brown, white, light grey-blue; all colors with gold luster on the high points


Button #8 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded top of radiating lines, faceted point at center, surrounded by 10 imitation beads)

Size: Small (13/32nd inch, 9/16th inch)

Examples found: white with pearl luster, black, dark brown


Button #9 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded top of four thick raised ridges with five fine lower ridges between each of the thick ridges)

Size: Small: (1/2 inch)

Example found: dark blue


Button #10 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded high contour top--six-petalled flower with depressed center--almost an imitation whistle)

Size: Small (3/8th inch)

Example found: brick red/brown with gold luster, pink


Button #11 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded face with six-pointed star and three lines crossing the middle of the star, going to the raised edge of the button)

Size: Small (1/2 inch, 9/16th inch)

Examples found: black, brick orange, turquoise, dark brown, light blue-grey, 2 medium browns, grey-beige, medium blue, dark blue


Button #12 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded face similar to button #9 above, with slightly angled lines across the tops of the raised ridges, creating an imitation rope effect)

Size: Small (7/16th inch, 1/2 inch, 17/32nd inch, 9/16th inch, 19/32nd inch)

Examples found: light grey blue, yellow cream, white cream; white with yellow luster, with silver luster, with green luster, with pink luster and with orange paint; brick orange with gold luster, teal, black with iridescent luster and with silver luster



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Button #13 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded face of 7 fine recessed ridges between two heavy thick ridges, making up center half of the button--two outer quarters have a vertical banister-like railing and column set-up)

Size: Small (3/8 inch, 1/2 inch)

Examples found: white with orange luster, pink luster and dark red, light blue, orange paint; brick orange with gold luster


Button #14 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (as on button # 8 above, molded face with faceted point at center, surrounded by 10 imitation beads, on background of molded fine criss-cross pattern)

Size: Small (7/16th inch, 1/2 inch)

Examples found: white with gold luster on highlights, pink luster on highlights, overall pink luster, overall pale yellow luster, overall pearl luster; off-white with light green luster, black, turquoise with metallic pink luster on highlights, teal


Button #15 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded multi-petal flower on flat background)

Size: Small (1/2 inch)

Example found: translucent grey with aurora luster

   

Button #16 (seen in the Bapterosses Museum, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded maze-like top)

Size: Small (1/2 inch)

Examples seen: dark blue, dark olive green, brick brown, bright red


Button #17 (from a flea market in France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded top of four overlapping imitation fabric pieces)

Size: Small (7/16th inch)

Example found: light blue with overall pearl luster


Button #18 (from a flea market in France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded top of delicate diagonal lines creating star flower design)

Size: Small (3/8 inch)

Body color: soft pink with iridescent luster


Button #19 (from a flea market in France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted shape (molded top of six overlapping imitation fabric pieces)

Size: Small (3/8 inch)

Example found: matte beige


Button #20 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank (smooth top, oval shape) (perhaps shape #12 in Guidelines?)

Size: Small (9/16th long by 7/16th inch wide)

Example found: cream with dots of dark brown glaze


Button #21 (from a person who worked in the Bapterosses factory)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted (molded face in image of a boar's head)

Size: Small (11/16th inch, 3/4 inch)

Examples found: black, cream, teal, rose, light blue-grey, dark blue, with white glaze on rose, black, light blue-grey, dark blue; dark brown on cream

   

Button #22 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted (molded face in image of a matte multi-petalled flower, on a smooth shiny background)

Size: Medium (31/32 inch)

Example found:  shiny black flat background with matte black flower


Button #23 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted (faceted contour top creating 8 pointed star when looked at straight down)

Size: Diminutive (3/16th inch)

Examples found: light grey-blue, brick orange, mustard yellow, dark blue, grey, light brown, dark grey, red/brown


Button #24 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted (molded, geometric, three sides of a cube, with fine grooves and ridges diagonally across the sides of the cube)

Size: Diminutive (3/16th inch)

Examples found: black with iridescent luster, aqua, light brown, white with cream luster, brick orange, cobalt blue, orange



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Button #25 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, unlisted (molded contour top: six concentric pie-parts, alternating vertical and horizontal lines)

Size: Diminutive (3/16th inch)

Examples found: dark green, brown, black


Buttons #26 and #27 (from a flea market in France)

Salesman's sample card showing 29 colors of inserted two-way self shanks, Guidelines shape #20 button. Note: small pink button in upper left corner has a molded self-shank, unlisted, with same shape #20 top.

Button #28

Close-up of button in upper left hand corner of salesman’s sample card in #26 above. Molded top in shape #20, Guidelines, with a molded self shank, unlisted.

Size: small (3/8th inch)


Button #29 (bought from a US button dealer)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, green body, pattern #20, with red and yellow paint. Buttons attributed to Bapterosses; paint attributed to Blanpain. See pages 100-107, Boutons, by Loic Allio.


Button #30 (from a button dealer in France who bought out Blanpain stock)

Inserted Two-Way Self Shank, white body, pattern #20, with red, blue and yellow paint. Buttons attributed to Bapterosses; paint attributed to Blanpain. See pages 100-107, Boutons, by Loic Allio.


Buttons #31, 32, 33 (from flea markets in France)

Two-hole china buttons, hand-painted.

Buttons attributed to Bapterosses; paint attributed to Blanpain.


Button #34 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Two-hole "wavy" button. Unlisted.

Size: small (5/8 inch; medium 3/4 inch)

Examples found: royal blue, pastel pink, soft yellow, pale blue


Button #35 (from a flea market in France)

Two-hole, unlisted (molded china button with 7-petalled flower).

Size: small (9/16th  inch)

Examples found: pastel pink, cream



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Button(s) #36 (from a flea market in France)

"FB" Sample card of two-hole buttons: mounds, hollow eyes, oval eyes


Button #37 (from the gift shop at Bapterosses factory/museum. Note: they do not sell buttons, per se; they sell small gift items made with buttons from the factory.)

Two hole, unlisted (molded, imitation pierced)

Size: small (5/8 inch)

Example found: cream


Button(s) #38 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Group of two-hole tiny mounds (Guidelines, pages 67-69)

Size: small (7/16th inch)

Examples found: orange, black with iridescent luster, pale pink, white, grey, light mauve/pink, royal blue, pale green, copen blue, black, red, yellow, brown, peach, royal with a light iridescent luster, beige, brick orange, peach/pink, sky blue


Button #39 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Two hole oval eye, shape 2 (Guidelines, page 64)

Size: small (5/8 inch)

Examples found: bright orange, bright red


Button #40 (unknown source)

Two hole unlisted (overall impressed/molded pattern of perpendicular lines)

Size: small (5/8 inch)

Example found: cream


Button #41 (from a flea market in France)

Sample card of  china ball buttons with molded equator, self-shank, unlisted; and close-up of ball button with green luster.

Size: small (5/16th inch, 11/32nd inch)

Examples found: colors seen on card


Button #42 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole oval eye, unlisted (molded top of parallel ridges)

Size: small (½ inch)

Example found: matte white


Button #43 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (raised surface design of three sets of parallel lines diagonally across the button, creating a quilted triangle pattern)

Size: small (5/8 inch)

Example found: bright red



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Button #44 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (raised surface design of six pointed star on textured background)

Size: small (11/16th inch)

Examples found: red, cream


Button #45 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (raised surface design of equilateral triangle on textured background)

Size: small (11/16th inch)

Example found: red


Button #46 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (raised surface design of equilateral cross on textured background)

Size: small (11/16th inch)

Example found: overall marigold luster on white body


Button #47 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (raised surface design of ridges of overlapping parallel lines from the central circle to the edge of the button, creating an overall diamond pattern)

Size: small (11/16th inch)

Example found: white


Button #48 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (raised surface design of square on textured background)

Size: 11/16th inch

Example found: cream


Button #49 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (raised surface design of 10 pointed faceted star on textured background)

Size: 11/16th inch

Example found: cream


Button #50 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Two hole, unlisted (molded design of six pointed star)

Size: small (11/16th inch)

Example found: pinkish white


Button #51 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Two hole oval eye mound (page 68, shape 1, Guidelines)

Size: medium (1 3/16th inch)

Example found: translucent white


Button #52 (from a flea market in France)

Three hole

Size: Diminutive (1/4 inch)

Example found: overall marigold luster


Button #53 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Three hole, unlisted shape, triangle

Size: small (1/2 inch across base)

Examples found: cream, white with pearl luster


Button #54 (from the Bapterosses Museum gift shop)

Four hole square, unlisted

Size: small (1/2 inch)

Examples found: cream, lavender, two medium browns, red


Buttons #55 (A,B,C) (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Three four hole solid body buttons (A: body style 5, shape #3 tire type variant, Guidelines, page 86; B unlisted; C: body style 4, shape A1 tire type, Guidelines, page 85)

Size: medium (1 1/16th inch)

Examples found: A,C: forest gree;, B: olive green



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Button #56  (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Unlisted four hole body shape

Size: large (1 5/8th inch)

Example found: translucent white body with iridescent stenciled stripes


Button #57 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Four hole tire type body style 4 A 3 (with unlisted fine ridges in center), page 85 Guidelines

Size: large (1 ½ inch)

Examples found: dark blue, dark green


Button #58 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Four hole unlisted body—similar to Off Beat body type style 6, page 88 Guidelines

Size: large (1 ½ inch)

Example found: overall marigold lustered


Button #59 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Unlisted four hole body shape

Size: large (1 5/8th inch)

Examples found: green body with iridescent silver luster, translucent white, two light blues, medium brown mottled, grey with iridescent luster, white, white with iridescent luster, grey with white luster, dark brown


Button #60 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Unlisted: one piece china button with domed top and cone shaped self shank

Size: small (3/8 inch, ½ inch, 9/16th inch, ¾ inch)

Examples found: grey, yellow, pink, light blue, pale green, royal blue, apricot, white, kelly green, red, pearlized, matte


Button #61  (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Unlisted: one piece cone shank similar to #60 above, molded top, similar to two hole example #47 above.

Size: small (7/16th inch)

Example found: white


Button #62 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Unlisted: slightly concave top, similar to aspirin shape, with inserted knob shank, thread groove

Size: small (3/8 inch, 3/4 inch)

Example found: white


Button #63 (from the Bapterosses factory dump, Briare, France)

Unlisted: aspirin shape (shape # 6, page 22, Guidelines) with inserted metal loop shank (no plate)

Size: small (3/8th inch)

Examples found: two browns, beige, grey

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