LILY Antique Button Earrings - Sterling Silver Drop
These Victorian lily blossom earrings are cast in solid bronze from an intricately detailed antique button from the 1880s. The buttons in our collection date as far back as 1850, and this lily blossom is a true favorite. Botanical gardens became popular in the 15th and 16th centuries as natural laboratories for medicine and scientific learning. The Victorians too, loved their gardens and connected to the ancient histories of Gardens in Mesopotamia and and Egypt during travels on the Grand Tour. The fascinating shapes of exotic and imported botanical wonders remain a central theme in fashion and architecture.
Accented with handmade hammered sterling silver circlets.
- solid sterling earring hooks
- Total length: 2"
- button diameter: 1/2"
- circle diameter: 7/8"
- stamped Compass Rose original