Necklace - Hand Pressed Czech Glass Button & Antique Button
Necklace - Hand Pressed Czech Glass Button & Antique Button
Necklace - Hand Pressed Czech Glass Button & Antique Button

Ginko Necklace

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This necklace showcases a brilliant Czech glass button featuring a flurry of ginkgo leaves that appear to swirl like they’ve been animated by a strong wind. 

This particular button was hand-pressed in the Czech Republic by one of the few remaining glass artisans still working today with antique iron molds and a centuries-old manufacturing process. 

Bohemian glass artisans were the first to develop methods for press-molding glass buttons in the early 19th century. They began with solid colored glass and then, as their skills grew, started producing multi-colored stones like this one. 

READ MORE >  A Passion for Czech Glass, Buttonology Blog.

The Czech button hangs from an older style of antique Victorian-era button characterized by chased or hammered brass. Metalworkers forged the lovely designs on these buttons by 'hammering' on their backside to create a low relief design or 'chasing' on the front side to sink the metal. 

Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image. 

In this piece:

  • Small chased or hammered brass button, circa 1870-1880
  • Modern iridescent green glass button hand-pressed in the Czech Republic in antique molds
  • Brass pronged setting stamped today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Brass-plated pewter setting cast in Louisiana
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length 21" with 4" extender

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