King Arthur Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
King Arthur Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
King Arthur Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
King Arthur Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
King Arthur Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

King Arthur Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

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This uncommon bracelet is sure to garner attention at your next social gathering. It showcases three rare and collectible Victorian-era picture buttons, each with a distinct medieval-themed motif.

The first button depicts King Arthur with his shield, called Pridwin, enveloping the background of the design. The second button is an exceptionally made French brass openwork button featuring King Arthur holding the Pridwin shield and his sword called Excalibur. The third button is a finely crafted French brass openwork button displaying a heraldic rampant lion garnished with cut steel.

Motifs for Victorian-era picture buttons were taken from every possible source, including contemporary illustrations, photographs, and advertising. Their subject matter reflects the divergent obsessions of affluent Victorians.

Read more: Once Upon a Time - Victorian-Era Picture Buttons, Buttonology Blog. 

In this piece, from the chain end:

  • Tiny steel cup button set with cut steel, circa 1880-1900, at the end of extender
  • Stamped brass button of King Arthur holding his shield, circa 1880-1890
  • Openwork brass button of King Arthur with Excalibur, circa 1880-1890
  • Openwork brass button of a rampant lion surrounded by cut steel, circa 1880-1890
  • Three brass-plated pewter settings cast today in the USA
  • Two brass filigree stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Hand-wrapped pyrite bead chain
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length is 7” to 8 ¾”

            Shop Collection: Limited Edition 


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