Selection of clear glass buttons - moulded, cut, painted or plain. These are separated out from the Coloured Glass page. Dated from late 19th to mid 20th century, these are often inexpensive.
They add glamour, and authentic touches to vintage clothes or projects, or are becoming more rare and collectible in their own right.
Big clear glass daisy. The centre has a textured finish on the front, and the petals are incised into the glass on the back but smooth on the front. Very attractive but simple design. Size 15/16" (2.3 cm)
Bow tie shaped glass button, smooth on the front and bobble pattern on the back with a mirror finish which reflects the light through the glass. Size 1.1" (2.7 cm) across.
The prettiest moulded glass flower button. They have been covered in a pearlised matt finish, which has rubbed off on the raised parts of the button, and shows in the outline of the flower. The rubbed paintwork shows clearly in photo 1 - but if you put the button on a white background, it hardly shows - see photo 2. Very pretty buttons. Size 11/16" (1.7 cm)
Lovely chunky rounded square glass, with gold stripes on the back. Metal plate and metal loop shank. Bimini type but no back-stamp. Size 1.2" (1.2 cm) square.
Lovely chunky rounded square glass, with silver and blue stripes on the back. Metal plate and metal loop shank. Bimini type but no back-stamp. Size 1.2" (1.2 cm) square.
Moulded clear glass with radiating lines on the back and two flat angled plains on the front which reflect the light in many different ways. Size 3/4" (1.8 cm)
Clear glass buttons with moulded scroll design on the back, picked out in turquoise paint, covered with a gold mirror back layer. The gold has helped protect the turquoise and also shows as traces of mirror back on the edges of the turquoise. Some minor paint loss but still very pretty. Size 7/8" (2.2 cm)
Lovely clear glass vintage facetted glass ball button, metal plate and metal loop shank. Size 1/2" (1.2 cm)
Pretty clear glass button, with incised flower pattern on the reverse. Traces of paint remain though much has rubbed off. Size 7/8" (2.2 cm)
Moulded flower button in clear glass, covered in silver lustre. Self shank. Size 1.1" (2.7 cm)
Set of 17 tiny vintage glass buttons, opaque finish, rounded hexagonal shape with self shank. Size 3/8" (0.8 cm). Price is for the set.
Clear glass butterfly button with faint traces of paint remaining on the back of its wings. Size 5/8" (1.7 cm) across.
Smooth flat topped button, with moulded pattern underneath which shows through the glass. Self shank. Size 7/8"(2.4 cm)
Big clear glass button with a moulded pattern of circle of flowers. Size 1.1" (2.8 cm)
Moulded geometric pattern of four-point star, in clear glass. Size 3/4" (1.8 cm)
Pretty clear glass flower button with moulded dotted pattern on the petals. Size 13/16" (2.2 cm)
Charming clear glass waistcoat buttons, with facetted sides and top. Metal plate and metal loop shank. Some minor flea bites and wear to the sides but overall in good condition for their age. Size 1/2" (1.2 cm)
Moulded glass buttons with silver lustre on the back and front. I think these are clear glass underneath. Size 11/16" (1.6 cm)
Sparkly crystal glass with flat top and facetted sides. Very minor wear to the edges. Size 1/2" (1.2 cm)
Clear glass with boibble top, self shank, size 3/4" (1.8 cm)
Smooth flat topped button, with moulded pattern underneath which shows through the glass. Self shank. Size 3/4"(1.8 cm)
Difficult to show in photograph - these have a raised moulded daisy in dome shape. Very pretty. Self shank. Size 5/8" (1.5 cm)
Glass button, painted on the reverse with blue and yellow flowers, and green leaves. Painted red flower is partially rubbed. Size 15/16" (2.3 cm)
Pretty hexagonal shaped buttons, with 3 sewing holes. Size 5/8" (1.6 cm) at widest point
Plain and simple, sparkling clear glass. These have 4 sewing holes, and a slightly facetted edge to catch the light. Size 3/4" (1.8 cm)
Fabulous glistening clear glass, which uses depth of glass to magnify and reflect light. Flat topped cone shape with rounded facetted bottom. 15/16" (2.4 cm) wide and 5/8" (1.5 cm) thick.
Thick sparkly glass with a facetted edge and a square shape on the surface. Size 15/16" (2.5 cm)
Pretty button with deliate herringbone pattern moulding and silvered back. Self shank. Size 7/8" (2.3 cm)
Pretty clear glass button with painted red circles. Size 3.4" (1.8 cm)
Unusual moulded vintage glass ball with an Art Deco geometric design. Size 9/16" (1.4 cm)
Little vintage glass bows, with self shank. Size 5/8" (1.8 cm)
Moulded glass button with self shank, the femail head picked out in gold lustre. Size 3/4" (1.8 cm)
Lovely antique cut glass ball button. Good sparkly quality. Four-way box shank with thread grooves. Size 5/8" (1.5 cm)
Lovely vintage buttons - slightly opaque domed shape with waivy lines in silver lustre each side. Self shank. Some signs of wear as shown, but no major damage. Size 9/16" (1.4 cm) Price is for the set.
Pretty vintage buttons with smooth dome, and moulded rope border highlighted with gold lustre. Self shank. Size 9/16" (1.4 cm)
Clear glass concave shape with a square metal boss in the centre, which pierces the glass to form a metal loop shank on the back. Size 1" (2.6 cm)
Very good quality cut glass Art Deco buttons, toggle shape.1.1" (2.8 cm) long.
Good quality, chunky and heavy glass, with self shank and facetted top. Size 11/16" (1.7 cm) in diameter.
Set of 5 moulded clear glass with bobble pattern on front. Size 3/4" (1.9 cm)
Moulded round clear glass buttons, with surface covered in square facets. Looks as if they are made in two halves and joined together. Size 9/16" (1.4 cm)
Clear glass with a triangular pattern of incised dashes round the edge. Size 3/4" (1.9 cm)
Small, pretty glass buttons, concave shape on the front, and a flat back which is painted with a green and yellow flower design. Size 1/2" (1.1 cm)
Good vintage glass buttons with a slightly rounded back, self shank, and with four flat sides rising to a pyramid pointed shape. Size 3/4" (1.7 cm).
Small moulded clear glass button with moulded lady's head highlighted in gold. Size 1/2" (1.2 cm)
Lovely old buttons - clear glass base with facet cut rim, inset with round white glass centre. Four-way metal box shank. Size 9/16" (1.3 cm)
Pretty moulded clear glass, self shank, with a swirly pattern. Size 1/2" (1.2 cm)
Found a qunatity of these in an old sewing box. They are pretty but probably not very old. Size just over 1/2" wide, (1.5 cm), and a nice concave shape.
Lovely cut glass toggle button with sharp pointed ends and facet cut sides. Length 1.3" (3.5 cm)
Clear glass 4-hole button, with fired on paint applied to the shank holes, diffusng the colour to the edge of the button. Very pretty. Size 1/2" (1.3 cm) (See BBB page 262 )
Plain and simple sparkly clear glass buttons. Moulded shape with slight diamond facets on outside edge. Size 3/4" (1.9 cm).
Moulded clear glass, with a "berry" centre and snowflake pattern. Size 15/16" (2.2 cm)