Earrings - Vintage Aqua Soviet & German Glass, Brass Flowers

Melange in Aqua Earrings

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Vintage aqua blue Soviet and German glass and a stamped brass flower unite harmoniously in these pretty earrings.

Anchoring this design, you'll find a Soviet-era glass button manufactured in a factory in the U.S.S.R. Both the factory and U.S.S.R  are now in history's dustbin. Yet, this button has survived and found its way to you.

Above the Soviet button is a vintage moonstone cabochon hand-pressed in mid-century West Germany. German glassmaking is rooted in Bavaria. Influenced by their Czech counterparts in nearby Bohemia, German glassmakers developed exceptional glass button-making skills over the centuries.

When Czechoslovakia become part of the Soviet Union after WWII, 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. 

The vintage glass treasures in these earrings are garnished with sweet brass daisy stampings made today in vintage dies.

In this piece, from the bottom:

  • Soviet-era green glass buttons made in a long-closed factory in the U.S.S.R.
  • Vintage aqua moonstone glass cabochons, made in West Germany, circa 1950-1960
  • Tiny brass daisies stamped today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass lever-back ear wires
  • Length is 2 ⅛”

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