Rose Locket Necklace
Hand painting porcelain buttons, such as the one featured on this necklace, was a fashionable hobby among well-heeled women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Women painted buttons in their parlors, often in sets of three or more. They were popular gifts and most often worn on linen or cotton shirtwaists.
Victorians loved floral patterns so it’s not surprising that many of these porcelain buttons were decorated with impressionistic flowers. Floriography, which was popular at the time, ascribes meaning to flower varieties. In this case, the pale pink rose signifies grace, while the deep red rose means I miss you.
Read more about porcelain buttons and what makes them special on Crazy for Porcelain on our Buttonology Blog.
In this piece:
- Hand-painted oval porcelain button, circa 1890-1920
- American-made brass locket
- Hand-strung Czech faceted and pearlized glass beads, accented with brass filigree bead caps and gold-plated pewter dividers
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 18” with a 4” extender
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