Man In The Moon Earrings
The Czech glass buttons featured in these whimsical earrings depict a Man On The Moon who is wise and slightly amused. They are a wonderful example of how humans have always anthropomorphized the unattainable mystery of the moon.
The early Greeks, Romans, and Christians assigned the moon a female spirit, like that of the female biology which ebbs and flows with the tides that are controlled by the moon. Early modern Europeans regarded the moon with folkloric humor ascribing the Man In The Moon the personality of a foolish drunkard or ne'er do well.
We love Czech glass and are enthralled by the centuries-old manufacturing processes used to create these special glass buttons. So a few years back we took a pilgrimage trip to visit the few remaining Czech button factories. Read about this incredible art and our Bohemian adventure on A Passion for Czech Glass on our Buttonology Blog.
In this piece:
- Man in the Moon button hand-pressed in antique iron molds in the Czech Republic, using a centuries-old process
- Brass-plated pewter settings made just for us in Louisiana
- Nickel-free and lead-free brass euro wire closures
- Hangs 1 7/8”
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