The exceptional antique jeweled cloak button we chose for this brooch is a show stopper. It radiates the extraordinary vitality of life in the 1890s.
Known as the Gay Nineties, it was a decadent decade culturally akin to the Roaring Twenties. In the button world, Gay Nineties is a collector's term describing the large, ornate buttons worn to fasten long hooded opera cloaks.
The cloak button nestles on a sizeable vintage mother of pearl, adding depth and glimmer to this lovely brooch.
In this piece:
Brass jeweled cloak button with amethyst glass center, circa 1890