Celtic knot designs are meant to symbolize faith, declare unity among people and in some cases, protect against evil spirits. But their greatest significance might be their reference to eternity and eternal life.
These buttons recall the style of painter Wassily Kandinsky. He expertly created shapes and textures to coexist in beautiful and interesting combinations. These pink earrings featuring geometric lattice, half circles and lines never cease to be interesting, no matter how many times you see them.
The 1893 Postal Laws and Regulations introduced a new coat button style: in lieu of the post rider, the buttons could feature "a letter carrier in uniform with mail bag on shoulder and letter in uplifted hand."
Both images appeared above the initials "P.O.D." The wording describing the coat button remained unchanged through 1948, the last year the Postal Laws and Regulations was published. Prior to 1942, regulations specified the buttons were to be made of 100% brass.
This piece features
Two Post Office Delivery 1850s - 1920's-era brass buttons
These buttons find their character in the simplest of creatures - the beetle. They are reminiscent of early anatomical drawings, seen in the early 1900s. What an interesting and sophisticated complement to any wardrobe!