The vintage amber cabochon centering this classic bracelet is a glamorous testament to the enduring skills of German glassmakers.
German glassmaking is rooted in Northern Bavaria. Influenced by their Czech counterparts in nearby Bohemia, German glassmakers are renowned for their exceptional skills that have evolved over centuries.
Czechoslovakia annexed Northern Bavaria after WWII, so the resident German glassmakers fled and set up workshops in their new West German communities. They built a thriving glass button industry, and by 1950 West Germany was considered the glass button capital of the world.
You’ll also discover a lovely tiny antique shoe button on the chain end.
In this piece:
Vintage brown, silver agate cabochon made in West Germany
Antique brass & pearl shoe button on chain end, circa 1910
Two brass stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies