For sale is this lovely, rare, set of six arts and crafts William Hutton & Sons buttons, in a period, probably original, box.
The buttons are designed with classic Veazey honesty or money plant pods. The buttons augmented with blue green enamel.
The design for these buttons is most certainly attributable to David Veazey (“Tramp” pseudonym), a well known metal work designer who also designed for Liberty & Co’s Cymric range c 1900-1906.
The buttons are marked for William Hutton, Birmingham, 1903. At this time William Hutton, a mass manufacturer from Sheffield and Birmingham, ran an artistic Studio that employed a number of designers most notably Kate Harris.
For more information on Veazey please see my article published in the Archibald Knox Society Journal, 2015 by clicking this link.
The condition of the buttons is very good. Two are in excellent antique condition with no damage or restoration. Four buttons have very small areas of restored enamel. The box is in very good condition also, with good hinges and clasp. As can be seen in the image there is some wear to the exterior material.
Maker: William Hutton & Sons
Designer: David Veazey (attrib)
Marks: WH&Sn, Birmingham, d
Material: Sterling silver, enamel
Condition: Overall very good, see description
Size: 2.5 cm diameter
Weight : NM