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Grandmother's Buttons Devine Quest Bracelet - Enamored by Enamels [PRE-ORDER] (Buy 2 Get 1 Free Mix & Match)

$235.00

MADE-TO-ORDER, PRE-ORDER. IF IN STOCK, IT WILL SHIP OUT PROMPTLY, BUT IF NOT, WE WILL SHIP ONCE IT'S MADE IN AN ESTIMATED TWO WEEKS.

We feature bracelets created by Corda Walker in every limited edition release. Corda has worked as a Grandmother's Buttons' designer for twenty-seven years and inevitably creates magic from a handful of colorful antique buttons, cufflinks, vintage glass, and filigree stampings.

Corda centered this bracelet with an outstanding antique champlevé enamel button featuring a triad of Art Nouveau moths. Champlevé was the most common enameling method in the 19th century. With this method, cavities are stamped into a metal base, filled with powdered glass, and then fired on high heat. 

We're enthralled by antique enameled buttons like this one. Their vivid colors and painstaking craftsmanship make them the crown jewels of our button collection.

Flanking the enamel button is a small collection of red and russet tone antique buttons, including a floral perfume button and small champlevé enamel featuring a cluster of flowers. 

In ancient myths, moths symbolized the soul's quest for truth. Just as a moth is always attracted to light, the soul is drawn to a search for divine truth. Moths are also fragile and delicate, representing the fragile nature of life.

In this piece, from the chain end:

  • Brass and glass waistcoat button, circa 1860
  • Two-piece stamped brass button with flowers, circa 1880-1900
  • Art Deco carnelian glass made in Czechoslovakia, circa 1930
  • Antique perfume button with red fabric flowers, circa 1870-1890
  • Art Nouveau champlevé enamel button with three moths, circa 1890-1900
  • Steel button with brass champlevé enamel escutcheon of flowers, circa 1880-1890
  • Antique cufflink, circa 1900
  • Art Deco carnelian glass made in Czechoslovakia, circa 1930
  • Seven brass stampings made today in the USA in antique dies
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length is 6 1/2” to 8”