We named these cheerful earrings after Daisy Greville, the Countess of Warwick, and one of King Edward VII's many mistresses. It's thought she inspired the hit song, A Bicycle Built for Two, written in 1892.
They flaunt two midcentury West German glass cabochons depicting a daisy surrounded by spring forget-me-nots.
German glassmaking is rooted in Northern Bavaria. Influenced by their Czech counterparts in nearby Bohemia, German glassmakers are also renowned for their exceptional skills that evolved over centuries.
Czechoslovakia annexed Northern Bavaria after WWII, and so the resident German glassmakers fled and set up workshops in their new West German communities. They built a thriving glass button industry, and by 1950 West Germany was considered the glass button capital of the world.
In this piece:
Two vintage glass cabochons made in West Germany
Two brass stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies