Man In The Moon Necklace
The Czech glass button featured in this pendant necklace depicts a Man On The Moon who is wise and slightly amused. It’s 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.
In this necklace, the whimsical moon button is enhanced by a variety of charms, including a century-old antique brass button, a vintage Moonglow, and faceted aqua crystal glass, and a tiny hand-dyed pearl button.
Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
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
- Small antique metal button, circa 1880-1920
- Hand-dyed vintage Mississippi River mussel shell pearl button
- Vintage oval aqua moonglow glass stone made in Western Germany, with a small crystal, both set in a pronged stamped brass setting made in the USA
- Vintage Czech aqua crystal, set in a pronged stamped brass setting made in the USA
- Circular openwork brass stamping made in vintage dies in the USA
- Hand-wrapped aqua blue chalcedony bead chain
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 18” with a 4” extender
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