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.
Read more: Once Upon a Time - Victorian-Era Picture buttons, Buttonology Blog.
In this piece, from the chain end:
- Stamped brass picture buttons depicting Irish setters, circa 1880-1890
- Brass-plated pewter settings made today in the USA
- Antiqued brass chain links
- Nickel-free and lead-free brass lever-back ear wires
- Length is 2 ⅜”
Shop Collection: Limited Edition