Cute as a button-Vous etes la plus belle de toutes

Cute as a button

Herbarium No. 175 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Button Place France or Belgium Date Ca. 1800-1820 Collected by Unknown, “.. la plus belle…” Material Miniature painting, natural seed pearls, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 18,85 x 16,3 mm Total Weight 2,3 grams Condition Good Price  Reserved     “Vous etes la plus belle de toutes” and a little rose… What a romantic text on this delightful gold button. In The Phrase Finder, I found an interesting and relevant discussion about ‘As cute as a button.’ “As cute as a button”, means “cute, charming, attractive, almost always with the connotation of being small. How cute can a…

Georgian mourning ring

The willow and the widow

Herbarium Nr 147 Scientific Name SALIX Common Name Willow Type Mourning ring Place Unknown, European Date Georgian. Ca. 1810 Collected by Unmarked Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, sepia miniature Size 24,7 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     A collectable and wearable Georgian mourning ring, filled with neo-classical symbolism. The pearly beaded rim is such a typical decoration technique, more often seen on silver objects from the period 1780-1820. The navette shape of this ring resembles the shape of a tear. The willow tree is a traditional symbol of mourning. The image further depicts an…