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Brass and Abalone Bracelet
Brass and Abalone Bracelet
Brass and Abalone Bracelet
Brass and Abalone Bracelet

Brass and Abalone Bracelet

We feature bracelets created by Grandmother’s Buttons designer Corda Walker in every limited edition release. Corda has worked in our studio for twenty-five years and we think she creates magic with a handful of colorful antique buttons and filigree stampings.

In this gorgeous bracelet, she interspersed rare Victorian brass buttons with abalone pearl buttons which are garnished with brass and cut steel escutcheons (a flat piece of metal used for protection or ornamentation). We think the warmth of the brass perfectly complements the sea green and blue iridescence of the pearls.

In this piece, from the chain end:

  • Tiny, prong-set glass “jewel” button, circa 1900
  • Antique brass square flower button, circa 1880-1900
  • Antique square abalone with brass and cut steel floral escutcheon, circa 1890
  • Square brass button with rococo border and rose, circa 1890
  • Antique iridescent inlaid pearl button with a brass escutcheon of putti (winged infant who play the role of angelic spirits) riding a lion, circa 1890
  • Victorian square brass floral button, circa 1880-1900
  • Abalone square with brass and cut steel escutcheon, circa 1890
  • Stamped and chased brass square button, circa 1890
  • Seven square lace-edge bezels, made in the U.S.A. in vintage dies
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Brass lobster claw closure
  • Length is 7” to 8”

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