This necklace showcases a brilliant Czech glass button featuring an energetic whirl of ivy floating in a clear glass dome above an iridescent magenta pool.
This distinctive button was hand-pressed in antique molds and manufactured using centuries-old processes and is a testament to the enduring talents of the remaining Czech glass artisans still working today.
The Czech button hangs from an antique, one-of-a-kind Victorian-era chased or hammered brass button. 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.
In this piece:
Antique chased or hammered brass button, circa 1870-1880
Iridescent magenta modern 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 today in Louisiana