Goodwill Brooch - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

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This brooch showcases an uncommonly beautiful antique porcelain button featuring two roses, one red and one pink.

In Floriography or the Victorian language of flowers, pink roses symbolize admiration, gentleness, sympathy, and grace, while red roses are the universal symbol of love and desire. 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.

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 this piece, the porcelain button is alluringly complemented by two hand-carved ocean pearl buttons.

In this piece:

  • Hand-painted porcelain button with roses, circa 1890-1920
  • Czech glass crystal chain
  • Two hand-carved ocean pearl buttons, circa 1890-1910
  • 1 ½” in diameter

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