This French antique high relief stamped brass floral tussie mussie button with decorative steel edge now adorns a vintage, new old stock self closing rhodium collar.
The collar measures 16 inches and sits perfectly at the base of the neck.
The button pendant has an additional drop of 2 inches.
#tellanewstory Thelma Odell, designer of the year 1963, 64 and 1970, is credited with popularizing the term 'tussie mussie' in the United States. The term is of French origin meaning a small mixed bouquet. Thelma fell in love with the French tradition of placing such arrangements, usually picked from the roadside, once a week in various antique containers throughout her home.