Amazing “Colour Wash” Antique Button Pendant #GCW
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Renee says: "I love working with the Antique metal buttons which are called: "Picture Buttons" as each one is a true treasure from a by gone era. These "Picture Buttons" were hand crafted in the mid to late 1800's by master craftsmen and have the most amazing detail. This brass button depicts a young girl with an umbrella, sitting on a ledge with a tower in the back ground. I have then "colour washed" the piece with blue and green and burnished back to show intricate details. Set in solid sterling silver this piece can easily be worn with a silver chain or cuff or pearls as shown in photos. A remarkable pendant you will treasure for years to come, click on the photos for an up close peek."
Length: Slightly over 2 inches. See photo with the pendant next to a Australian .50 cent coin.
One of a kind. Does not include pearls or chain as shown in photos.
Antique “Picture Buttons”
Making their appearance in the mid 1800’s era, “Picture Buttons” became fashionable by the late 1870’s and were made until about the 1920’s. Most were manufactured in Europe by master craftsmen and are remarkably beautiful and well made. A “Picture Button” is metal, sometimes a combination of metals such as steel, silver, copper or brass. Many of these buttons have been given names, either when they were originally made or later as to identify them for collectors. Many “Picture Buttons” feature designs that depict fables, myths, operas, scenes or popular items of the era. “Picture Buttons” are true miniature treasures from a bygone era.”