The Czech glass button hangs from a Victorian-era antique button characterized by its chased or hammered brass. Metalworkers forged the lovely designs on these buttons by ‘hammering’ on their backside to create a low relief design or ‘chasing’ on the front side to sink the metal.
Your brass button will be a one-of-a-kind antique and, therefore, will vary slightly from the one shown here.
In this piece:
Antique chased or hammered brass button, circa 1870-1880
Modern glass peacock button hand-pressed in the Czech Republic in antique molds
Brass pronged setting stamped today in the USA in vintage dies
Brass-plated pewter setting cast today in Louisiana