Thursday, August 27, 2009

Knight at the Door Bearing a Shield

Knight at the Door
NBS Large, 1 3/8"
One Piece Stamped Brass
Riveted Cut Steels
Border with Screw Heads

Knight at the Door - Angled View

Knight at the Door - Back

Knight at the Door - Three Brothers

Knight at the Door - Three Brothers - Back

This button is often referred to as: Knight at the Door, even though he is actually a knight bearing a shield. I love this button. I first acquired the button without cut steels, and of the three, I enjoy the first button's "patina" the most. The button is slightly concave, and has a definite sense of three dimensionality, with the knight standing in relief from his textured background. He wears chain maille, gauntlets, a shoulder pauldron, a gorget, and a plumed helmet.

Five faceted and riveted cut steels decorate this one piece stamped brass button. The "brother" buttons, even the NBS small, exhibit the same quality of workmanship, and the same applied shank. Note the screw heads in the border and the rich detailing of the knight's mustached face and his armor.

Image and Text © 2009 Anne AKA Once Upon A Button

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