Lyra Necklace

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This necklace design highlights an older style of Victorian-era buttons characterized by chased or hammered brass. 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. 

Your brass button will be a one-of-a-kind antique and, therefore, will vary slightly from the one shown here.

In this design, the antique button holds a lyrical brass stamping that blends the flowing lines of Art Nouveau with the more angular symmetry of Art Deco, creating a subtle early 20th-century motif.

A midcentury German givré glass drop anchors the design. Givré glassmakers use a lampworking torch to heat glass and then a swirling technique to create distinctive opaque color ribbons.

In this piece:

  • Antique chased or hammered brass button, circa 1870-1880
  • Givré glass navette, made in West Germany, circa 1950-60
  • Brass stamping made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Brass-plated button setting cast today in the USA
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length is 28” with a 4” extender

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