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French Neoclassical Button Necklace

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Price: $75.00
Member Price: $67.50

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Description

In the collection of The Costume Institute at the Museum is a group of six French buttons made about 1785. These striking buttons are made of silver-mounted, star- shaped strass (a flint glass used to imitate gemstones) interspersed with rich cobalt blue enamel. Their geometric design is in keeping with the Neoclassical style in vogue during the reign of Louis XVI, while their eye-catching sparkle speaks of opulence. Our necklace adapts these stunning buttons.

Hematite overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 17''L to 19''L with extender chain.

  • Hematite overlay, hand enameled
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • Lobster claw closure
  • Adjusts from 17''L to 19''L with extender chain

Art History

In the eighteenth century, buttons became works of art. France was unrivaled for the opulence of its buttons, which were copied throughout Europe. In addition to being fashioned out of precious metals and gemstones, French buttons could be crafted of jewel-toned enamel, glazed ceramic, carved wood, or silk passementerie.

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Description

In the collection of The Costume Institute at the Museum is a group of six French buttons made about 1785. These striking buttons are made of silver-mounted, star- shaped strass (a flint glass used to imitate gemstones) interspersed with rich cobalt blue enamel. Their geometric design is in keeping with the Neoclassical style in vogue during the reign of Louis XVI, while their eye-catching sparkle speaks of opulence. Our necklace adapts these stunning buttons.

Hematite overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Lobster claw closure. Adjusts from 17''L to 19''L with extender chain.





  • Hematite overlay, hand enameled
  • MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • Lobster claw closure
  • Adjusts from 17''L to 19''L with extender chain




Art History

In the eighteenth century, buttons became works of art. France was unrivaled for the opulence of its buttons, which were copied throughout Europe. In addition to being fashioned out of precious metals and gemstones, French buttons could be crafted of jewel-toned enamel, glazed ceramic, carved wood, or silk passementerie.


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