The Fox and the Stork Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
The Fox and the Stork Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
The Fox and the Stork Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
The Fox and the Stork Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition
The Fox and the Stork Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

The Fox and the Stork Bracelet - Once Upon a Button Limited Edition

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This uncommonly interesting and attractive bracelet flaunts three renditions of Aesop's fable, The Fox and the Stork, intricately depicted on Victorian-era picture buttons. 

In this fable, the fox amuses himself by inviting the stork to dinner and serving the meal in a shallow dish that, due to her long neck, the stork cannot eat from. To retaliate, she returns the invitation and serves the fox a meal in a long-necked vessel from which he can't eat. This angers the fox and is a moral lesson about treating others as you would like to be treated. 

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. 

The center button in this bracelet is a unique collectible known as a Paris back. This is a term collectors use to describe two-part brass buttons with the word Paris and the manufacturer's name stamped on the back.

In this piece:

  • Three Victorian brass buttons of The Fox and the Stork, circa 1880-1890, with center one backmarked Paris
  • Small stamped brass button at end of extender chain
  • Three brass-plated pewter settings cast today in the USA
  • Stamped brass filigrees and filigree balls made in the USA in vintage dies
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length is 7” to 8 ¾”

          Shop Collection: Limited Edition 


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