One of a kind, handcrafted antique metal button bracelet. You will love this piece!
Civil War meets Victorian Era buttons. Many are picture buttons, one or two were probably perfume buttons missing the velvet. Many of these 7 metal buttons probably graced fine garments. Several are cut steels and one is a combination of that and lacy filigree metal work.
We took each one and created a sterling silver setting to encase the button. The backside of sterling has a beautiful embossed leaf pattern. Each setting is then surrounded by a rope of hand twisted sterling silver. Each piece is joined with a double link. I did not solder them closed so that they buttons could be rearranged. The double links instead insure security.
For adjustability the clasp is a quality swivel so twisting will not be a problem.
Everything outside of the buttons is sterling. These buttons were lovingly sourced and matched. Wonderful historical pieces.
Size: Adjustable Sterling silver toggle setting allows for a 8 1/4 to 9 inch wrist. About 7/8" at its widest (the center button). Hallmarked. Floral drop charm.
Background Information: Cut steel buttons have been around since the 17th century and were mainly used by cost conscious aristocrats to simulate gemstone sparkle. They made a comeback in the 19th century for the well heeled set in the Victorian Era. Perfume buttons were of the Civil War era. The had little pieces of cloth, usually velvet that could be perfumed so that the perfume oil bases would not stain the dress.
Comes boxed ready to give.