Button Czech Glass Deco Mandala 35mm Purple Iris
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Old moulds, all handmade by metal engravers are
used today to create these gorgeous pressed 35mm purple iris mandala deco style glass buttons. The glass maker
uses the moulds by attaching it to a pair of pliers, which is then
bolted to the workbench next to the furnace. The artist then handpresses
each button by hand, one at a time to create unique pieces of art.
After the buttons have been pressed and cleaned, they are painted or
washed then baked to keep the finish from peeling off. Each finish gives
a different look to the same button.
These buttons have a metal shank attached to the back. They are an older
design, invented many years before the single mould of glass with the
shank included was made.
Etelage values the contribution of the Bohemian artisans of last
century. The history and heritage of the master glass artists and metal
workers is almost gone. At Etelage we are endeavouring to continue to
give you the pleasure of adornment by offering reproductions of many
styles from this period.