Lolanthe Necklace - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

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Lolanthe is a girl's name, rooted in French and Greek, meaning violet. We chose it for this striking necklace because it showcases an antique porcelain button depicting two lovely deep purple violets. 

This rare and collectible button sits in an antique brass filigree belt buckle with cut steel. During our spring button hunting trip, we were amazed to discover ten of these exceedingly rare buckles. 

In Floriography or the Victorian language of flowers, violets symbolize enduring love and faithfulness. Boldly expressing your feelings wasn't socially acceptable in Victorian-era England. Much like modern teenagers with emojis, Victorians expressed their feelings with flowers.

READ MORE> Floriography: The Romantic Victorian-Era Language of Flowers.

Most Victorian-era porcelain buttons were hand-painted by well-bred women in their parlors. Painting porcelain was a popular domestic art in the late 19th century, similar to needlework or knitting in the 20th century.

In this piece:

Antique hand-painted porcelain button with violets, circa 1890-1920
Rare brass filigree belt buckle set with cut steel, circa 1890
Tiny brass and celluloid button circa 1890 at the end of extender chain
Two kinds of brass chain
Length is 20” with a 4” extender

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