Rapunzel Necklace - Art Nouveau
The hallmarked sterling silver button anchoring this necklace features a long, lush wave of woman’s hair. It is one of the finest examples of turn-of-the-century silver British buttons in our collection.
Slender, attractive, and often naked, women with flowing hair featured heavily in Art Nouveau jewelry, paintings, and printed works.
Art Nouveau sterling silver buttons were highly coveted between 1890 and 1910 and would originally have been sold in a luxurious hinged velvet box.
The pendant hangs from a silver plated chain that can be worn long at 34 inches, or doubled up, clasped in the front, and worn short at 17 inches.
In this piece:
- Hallmarked sterling silver button, 1” diameter, circa 1890 -1910
- Silver-plated chain
- The necklace can be worn long at 34”, or doubled up and worn short at 17”
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