Renee says: “A most remarkable vintage button which I’ve “Colour Washed” in deep, rich pink/fuchsia and set in sterling silver as pendant. The pattern/design on this button is simple yet lovely and with the added fresh water pearl, a contemporary classic! Once I “Colour Wash” the button, I then burnish/rub back which gives it an “old world patina” look. This piece can be worn with a silver chain, black cord or pearls for ultimate versatility. I am including the sterling silver chain as shown in the photos, with the piece. Scroll thru’ images for a most delightful, one of a kind pendant from the studios of Renee Blackwell Design! Vintage button pendants…treasures from a by gone era to cherish today!”
Length: 2.25 inches 57.15 mm See photo of pendant next to Australian 1.00 coin for size reference.
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 Many of these buttons have been given names, either when they were originally made or later as to identify them for collectors.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.
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Renee, Thank you for the amazing antique button earrings, so much nicer than the photos! I love your work and look forward to more treasures in the future. With Thanks, Deb St. Paul, Minnesota USA