This striking necklace showcases an elegant vintage frosted glass cameo made in mid-century Czechoslovakia. The cameo hangs from a one-of-a-kind antique Victorian-era brass button chosen from our collection.
A delicate vintage pearl manufactured in mid-century Japan anchors this lovely design.
The number of antique Victorian buttons in our studio is unknown, but they certainly number in the tens of thousands. We used our time in quarantine time to sort through our collection and unearthed some lovely surprises.
READ MORE > Pandemic Button Sorting Project, Buttonology Blog.
Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
We think this piece emanates Victorian charm, so we named it after Emma Bovary, the heroine of Gustav Flaubert's influential Victorian-era novel, Madame Bovary. Emma Bovary was dissatisfied with her life and on a quest to change things. We imagine her sitting in her parlor, the picture of grace wearing this necklace, pondering how she might shed the shackles of her societal expectations.
In this piece:
- Antique brass button, ⅝" diameter, circa 1880-1918
- Vintage frosted glass cameo made in Czechoslovakia, circa 1950-60
- Vintage glass teardrop pearl, made in Japan, circa 1950
- One Art Nouveau style brass stamping, made today in the USA in vintage dies
- Two brass-plated pewter settings made today in the USA
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 26" with a 4" extender
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