These lyrical earrings showcase two remarkable stamped brass Victorian-era picture buttons depicting a man playing the trumpet.
The scene is inspired by the opera Der Trompeter von Sakkingen, based on a famous poem by Joseph Victor von Scheffel published in 1850. A New York Metropolitan Opera program from 1887 described this opera as "one of the most charming poetic works of modern German literature with its beautiful pictures of medieval life and its quaint philosophy and love story."
We're forever in awe of how the miniature tableaus depicted on antique buttons provide intriguing insights into Victorian-era fascinations.
Read more: Once Upon a Time - Victorian-Era Picture Buttons, Buttonology Blog.
In this piece:
- Small stamped brass picture buttons depicting a trumpeter, circa 1880s
- Brass filigree stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies
- Nickel-free and lead-free brass lever-back ear wires
- Length is 1 ⅞
Shop Collection: Limited Edition