Sterling Silver Confederate LOUISIANA State Seal Button Civil War Relic Pendant
This listing is for a very unique, hand-made pendant, designed for Civil War relic hunters, metal detecting enthusiasts and history buffs in-general. My name is Leonard Short and I have combined my two careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration to create a line of metal detecting jewelry. This pendant is a precision replica, modeled from a Confederate, local-made Louisiana State Seal button (Alberts LA11 / Tice LA260) that was worn during the American Civil War by Louisiana troops, as the subject! This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!! This particular style of Louisiana State seal button is one of the most rare of all the Louisiana Confederate buttons. It is my belief that the LA11 buttons were manufactured in small quantity, strictly for use on officers' uniforms. My reasoning for this is the fact that examples of the buttons are so incredibly rare and also, the fronts were gold plated and the backs were silver-plated. The beautiful design incorporates a mother pelican with her head turned to the right, feeding her four baby Pelicans. The design lies on a lined background, surrounded by a rope border and a solid, concentric outer border. The buttons are believed to have been made by either Casimir Rouyer, (A French immigrant to New Orleans that was a jeweler and silversmith ) or the firm of Bellenot and Ulrich, also located in New Orleans. The original button fronts were stamped from a very thin-gauge brass with a heavier gauge, separate back. The design on this button replica is strong so that all elements of the design can be seen. The bail on this pendant is uniquely crafted with long-term wear in mind. It has an opening that measures 3mm x 6mm in order to accommodate a very substantial chain. In addition, the bail has my signature, hinge mechanism.
If you are in need of a nice sterling silver chain on which to wear the pendant, please check out my other listings. My recommended chain style for my pendant line is a 2.5 mm diameter sterling silver wheat style chain. There are several listings for the following lengths: 18" , 20", 24” and 30”.
This is a unique pendant design that you will not find anywhere else!
Shipping is $8 in the United States. (Other destinations will require a calculation on shipping).
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS– PLEASE NOTE:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Any purchases made within the State of Virginia must also include 5.3% Virginia State Sales tax. I am offering a 14 day return policy if not fully satisfied for any reason. For return, customer is responsible for return shipping cost. Please e-mail me with any questions that you may have BEFORE BIDDING. IF YOU LIKE THIS PENDANT DESIGN, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON MY OTHER LISTINGS, AS I HAVE BEGUN THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ENTIRE LINE OF METAL DETECTING AND TREASURE HUNTING-THEMED PENDANTS AND RINGS. I will periodically be adding additional designs to the line as I have time to design and create the master models. Thanks for viewing my listing! Thank