Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Troubadour of Love: French White Metal

French White Metal
Inset Marcasite
Fancy Border
NBS Large, 1 7/16"
Heart Shield

Troubadour - Back

The blunt faced minstrel is down on bended knee, perhaps to his love, playing a guitarra. The button is constructed of one piece stamped and pierced white metal, made in France in the 1940s.
This button is unusual; rather than cut steels, the fancy border is embellished with what I believe is marcasite. Sixteen marcasites alternate with hearts in the border, and four additional marcasites decorate the central image, including a marcasite set into a heart. The heart is emblazoned on a banner or a shield.

Image and Text © 2009 Anne AKA Once Upon A Button

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