These earrings showcase brass picture buttons depicting Robinson Crusoe on his high seas adventure. American author Daniel Defoe published Robinson Crusoe in 1719.
The story tells the tale of a young and impulsive Englishman who defies his parents' wishes and takes to the seas seeking adventure. He ends up cast away on a remote tropical island for twenty-eight years.
We're forever in awe of how the miniature tableaus depicted on antique buttons provide intriguing insights into Victorian-era fascinations.