In the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution triggered mass migration from the country to the city, causing people to fetishize nature. So it's not surprising that picture buttons often portrayed wild animals like deer.
This striking bracelet showcases three rare and collectible Victorian-era picture buttons. The first depicts a deer head surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath. The second is an iridescent lustered jet glass picture button showing a deer being chased by a hound. The final button features a wild stag in a forest.
In this piece:
Brass picture button depicting a deer head, circa 1880-1900
Jet glass button with iridescent luster, circa 1880-1900
Brass picture button depicting a stag, circa 1890
Three brass-plated pewter settings cast today in the USA
Two brass leaf connectors stamped today in the USA in vintage dies