The vintage silver brown agate and silver matrix confetti oval cabochons in this necklace are outstanding examples of post-war German glassmaking.
Bohemian glassmakers were the first to develop methods for press-molding glass buttons in the early nineteenth century. They began with solid colored glass, and then, as their skills grew, started producing multi-colored stones mimicking gems like opals and tortoiseshells.
After the Second World War, German glass artists advanced the glass making trade further by inventing marbled agate glass. They melted canes of colored glass over a lampworking flame, blended in bits of silver foil, and then hand-pressed the mixture into molds.
We’ve centered this necklace with a lovely antique brass button. Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
In this piece:
- Antique brass button, circa 1880-1920
- Vintage German silver brown agate lampworked and hand-pressed glass cabochon
- Vintage German silver matrix confetti lampworked and hand-pressed glass cabochon
- Two round, decorative brass stampings made today in vintage dies in the USA
- Five brass-plated pewter settings made in the USA
- Faceted glass bead chain
- Length 19” with 4” extender
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