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Perfume buttons have the loveliest story. Made in the mid-1800's, they have an underlay of velvet fabric with a pierced, ornate brass overlay. The perfumes of the Victorian Era were oil based, and when used on the skin, would soil the women's clothing. These buttons were designed so women could dab their perfume on the velvet of the button, thus, protecting their clothing and carrying the scent for a long time. During the Civil War, women would give such a button, scented with their perfume, to a husband or lover going off to war. He would stitch it under his uniform collar as a reminder of the love he left behind. This pretty button is mounted on an intricate brass frame. The button has a deep purple cast to it, very pretty. The antiqued brass figaro chain is adjustable and can be worn up to 17" long by placing the lobster clasp on any loop in the chain.

*Please note due to the limited supply of buttons over 100 years old, these buttons are rare and often one of a kind. Thanks for your interest in this heirloom piece.

Antique Victorian Perfume Button Necklace (Victorian Fan)


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: button, chain, clasp
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 254 reviews
  • Favorited by: 13 people