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Renee says: “I enjoy working with the amazing European buttons from the 1800’s era-This treasure features an anchor in gold tones, with a fresh water pearl. I also love sailing, boats, the ocean and all things around the sea. (Hubby and I lived on a 50 foot sailboat in Mexico in the 90’s!) I sourced this particular treasure at the “International Button Festival” which takes place every year in the USA. The button collector I purchased it from was French and she had such an exquisite collection. I have set as always in solid sterling silver as a feature piece. It can easily be worn on a gold or silver chain, the black cuff or pearls for ultimate versatility. It is a classy, timeless treasure I guarantee you will love as much as I do! Scroll thru’ images for up close peek.”
Length: 2 inches 50.8 mm See photo of pendant next to Australian 1.00 coin for size reference.
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Does not include gold or black cuff as shown in the photos.
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 Many of these buttons have been given names, either when they were originally made or later as to identify them for collectors.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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