Blondel Earrings - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
Blondel Earrings - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

Blondel Earrings - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

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These lyrical earrings showcase small brass Victorian-era picture buttons depicting the medieval minstrel Blondel. 

Blondel was a minstrel to Richard I of England who was imprisoned by the French on his way home from the Crusades and held for ransom. Blondel located his master by singing a song they composed together beneath the window of various castles until Richard responded.

Motifs for picture buttons were lifted from every possible source, including contemporary illustrations, photographs, and advertising announcements.

Read more: Once Upon a Time - Victorian-Era Picture Buttons, Buttonology Blog.

In this piece:

  • Small brass buttons depicting Blondel, circa 1880-1890
  • Brass-plated pewter settings cast today in the USA
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass lever-back ear wires
  • Length is 1 ⅝”

                                      Shop Collection: Limited Edition 


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