Josephine Earring - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

Josephine Earring - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

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These rare and collectible antique porcelain buttons depict delicate baby pink roses surrounded by pale green leaves. In Floriography or the Victorian language of flowers, pink roses symbolize happiness and grace.

Boldly expressing your feelings wasn't socially acceptable in Victorian-era England. Much like modern teenagers with emojis, Victorians expressed their feelings with flowers.

READ MORE> Floriography: The Romantic Victorian-Era Language of Flowers.

Most Victorian-era porcelain buttons were hand-painted by well-bred women in their parlors. Painting porcelain was a popular domestic art in the late 19th century, similar to needlework or knitting in the 20th century.

We named these earrings after Empress Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon's wife, known for her extensive collection of roses in her Parisian garden.

In this piece:

  • Antique hand-painted porcelain buttons, circa 1890-1920
  • Faceted Czech glass beads
  • Czech crystal rondelle beads
  • Brass-plated pewter settings cast in the USA
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass lever-back ear wires\
  • Length is 2”

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