News-Antique.com - May 17,2007 - Ephemeral, charming storytellers—that’s what antique buttons are. For hundreds of years, the simple utility of the button has been glorified by artisans and manufacturers in all materials, processes and subjects.. The central button in Sweet Romance’s pin is a re-creation of the rare gift given to the court of Queen Victoria, an original selling at auction in 2002 for $800! Ours is a very close facsimile, surrounded by other antique and replica buttons of the Victorian era. Pins will vary slightly because 3 of the buttons are authentic Victorian buttons.
Among the most highly prized antique buttons are portrait miniatures. The image of Victoria in the central button is derived from a painting of her at the age of 26. The original button was presented to women in her personal service at court and is one of the rarest and most valuable of finds today. The surrounding buttons include an art nouveau style woman's face framed by a flower and a peacock repousee, a popular motif used when Victoria was named "Empress of India."
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