These earrings were created and set with two exceptionally detailed stamped brass buttons depicting an Irish Setter with a house in the background.
Dogs were the most common pet in Victorian-era England. Queen Victoria adored her dogs, especially her Pekinese. Victorians thought dogs shared cherished human values of being steadfast, loyal, and courageous.
Dogs appear on Victorian-era picture buttons more than any other animal, wild or domestic. Dog buttons adorned ladies' gowns and gentlemen's hunting outfits.