The Scent of Violets Necklace - Summer in Bloom Limited Edition

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 This necklace makes a statement with three stunning rare and collectible antique buttons. 

On top, you’ll find a unique antique oval cufflink with an impressive purple glass stone. 

Below the cufflink is a rare hand-painted antique porcelain button featuring delicate pastel purple violets. Most Victorian-era porcelain buttons were hand-painted by well-bred women in their parlors. Painting porcelain was a popular domestic art in the late 19th century, similar to needlework or knitting in the 20th century.  

Anchoring the necklace is a rare, medium-sized tinted brass and velvet perfume button. Victorian women used the velvet affixed to the back of these storied buttons to absorb and carry their scent. The result was a hint of perfume that lingered in rooms, like a pleasant wake, wherever the woman went. 

We imagine the woman who owned this one dabbed it with a perfume smelling of violets to remind her husband of her enduring love. In the Victorian language, flowers violets symbolize faithfulness.

READ MORE> Floriography: The Romantic Victorian-Era Language of Flowers.

In this piece:

  • Oval antique cuff link with purple glass stone, circa 1890-1910
  • Hand-painted antique porcelain button with violets, circa 1890-1920
  • Rare, medium-sized tinted brass and velvet perfume button, circa 1870-1890
  • Czech glass beads
  • Two brass filigree settings stamped today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Antiqued-brass pewter setting cast in the USA
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length 32” plus a 4” tassel

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