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RESERVED ~ 5 Antique Victorian Pierced Brass over Velvet Perfume Scent Buttons ~ just under 5/8 inch 15mm ~ Flower Pattern Sewing Buttons

RESERVED ~ 5 Antique Victorian Pierced Brass over Velvet Perfume Scent Buttons ~ just under 5/8 inch 15mm ~ Flower Pattern Sewing Buttons

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  • Vintage Supply from the 1800s
  • Craft type: Crochet, Knitting, Scrapbooking, Sewing
  • Materials: brass, velvet, steel
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Lovely set of 5 antique Victorian perfume scent buttons. Graceful stylized openwork pierced brass flower design over black velvet.

Buttons measure slightly under 5/8" (15mm), steel back, self shank.

Good condition as shown.

These are referred to as perfume buttons as a lady would apply her perfume scent to the velvet on the button for lasting fragrance. The perfumes of the Victorian era were oil based and could transfer to and soil clothing when worn on the skin. Made in the mid-1800s, these buttons were designed so women could dab their perfume on the velvet of the button, protecting their clothing and carrying the scent for a long time. A romantic historical note... during the Civil War a woman might give one of these buttons, scented with her perfume, to her husband or a lover headed off to war. He might stitch it under his uniform collar as a reminder of the love he left behind. And even today the romance associated with perfume continues as women scent their love letters instead of buttons with their favorite perfume..

Item number for inquiries: BTE3644

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