These striking earrings showcase two small antique picture buttons depicting Lohengrin’s Arrival.
Lohengrin is a three-part romantic opera composed by Richard Wagner, first performed in 1850. The opera was part of the Knight of the Swan legend which inspired many great works of art and architecture. The most popular and recognizable part of this opera is the Bridal Chorus colloquially known as the wedding processional Here Comes the Bride. According to the story of the opera, Lohengrin arrives in a boat shaped like a shell and drawn by a swan.
We're forever in awe of how the miniature tableaus depicted on antique buttons provide intriguing insights into Victorian-era fascinations.
Read more: Once Upon a Time - Victorian-Era Picture Buttons, Buttonology Blog.
In this piece:
- Small brass picture buttons depicting Lohengrin, 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