Cottage Rose Necklace - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

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 This stunning necklace showcases three rare and exceptional buttons! 

On top, you'll find a rare hand-painted antique porcelain featuring both light and dark pink roses. Below the porcelain hangs a rare antique brass cufflink featuring a bird etched onto its surface. The bird button is nestled in a beautiful antique hand-carved mother-of-pearl. 

Most Victorian-era porcelain buttons were hand-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.

In Floriography or the Victorian language of flowers, dark pink roses symbolize gratitude while light pink ones signify happiness and grace.

Boldly expressing your feelings wasn't socially acceptable in Victorian-era England. Much like modern teenagers with emojis, Victorians expressed their feelings with flowers.

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

In this piece:

  • Hand-painted antique porcelain button with roses, circa 1890-1920
  • Antique brass cufflink with etched bird, circa 1880
  • Hand-carved mother-of-pearl button, early 20th century
  • Three brass stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Czech glass beads
  • Antiqued chain
  • Length is 32”

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