Bellrose Necklace - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

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 This summery necklace is centered by a rare and collectible antique porcelain button depicting a sweet bouquet of exceptionally well-executed hand-painted blooms. 

Most Victorian-era porcelain buttons were 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.  

Boldly expressing your feelings wasn't socially acceptable in Victorian-era England. Much like modern teenagers with emojis, Victorians expressed their feelings with flowers. In the Victorian language of flowers, pale pink roses symbolize happiness and dark pink thankfulness making this the perfect gift for someone who makes you perfectly happy.

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

The porcelain is set on an abalone pearl button whose flickering iridescence beautifully reflects the graceful brushstrokes in the roses.

In this piece:

  • Hand-painted antique porcelain button with roses, circa 1890-1920
  • Abalone pearl, circa 1940-1950
  • Brass ornamental stampings and bead cap, made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Natural amazonite beads
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length is 32”

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