Rigoletto and Scaramouche Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
Rigoletto and Scaramouche Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
Rigoletto and Scaramouche Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
Rigoletto and Scaramouche Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

Rigoletto and Scaramouche Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

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The three antique Victorian-era picture buttons showcased in this show- stopping bracelet celebrate musical theater, both operas and pantomimes.

The first and third buttons are exquisitely detailed antique buttons depicting Verdi's Rigoletto, the hunch-backed jester in his Italian opera from 1851. The middle button portrays characters from a French pantomime, Scaramouche and Columbine, performing in front of a curtain. 

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:

  • French brass openwork button depicting Rigoletto, circa 1880-1890
  • Tinted brass button depicting Scaramouche and Columbine, with cut steel, circa 1880-1890
  • Stamped brass button depicting Rigoletto, circa 1880-1890
  • Two gray pearl ovals
  • Five brass-plated pewter settings cast today in the USA
  • Two stamped brass leaf connectors made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length is 7” to 8 ¾”

              Shop Collection: Limited Edition 


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