This necklace showcases an extraordinary large brass picture button 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.
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.