Perfume Button Necklace - 1860's Civil War Era
Authentic 1860’s French perfume button. Perfume buttons have an underlay of fabric with a pierced, ornate overlay. During the Civil war period, the women would dab their oil based perfumes on their fabric buttons. Their buttons were given to loved ones as they went off to war as a reminder of them.
An 1860's star perfume button with a Fleur de lis border is the focal point on this necklace. Rich brown velvet with gold glitter fabric is peeking through the star. A 1920's mother of pearl button adds to the charm. Exquisite.
Pendant: 1 3/4" long x 3/4" wide
Sterling silver chain: 18"