This large French enamel button is a striking “steel cup”—layers of champlevé enameled brass that are riveted with a cut steel center into a cupped steel base. We love the way the light rose, cranberry, and navy enamel contrasts with the glittering cut steel shoe buckle. Just imagine the 1890s brocade or silk gown that dozens of these buttons would have adorned!
- Antique French “steel cup” champlevé enamel button, circa 1890, one inch in diameter
- French cut steel shoe buckle, circa 1900.
- Necklace length is 32 inches