These beautiful antique French Jet black glass mourning buttons are back marked Pat’d December 28,1880. The button has a most detailed tulip, Victorian flower sign for PERFECT LOVE.
the vintage NOS black glass bead chain is 17 1/2 inches long
The Victorians had a mourning dress tradition which was simply a symbol for letting others know they had lost a loved one. Queen Victoria's mourning buttons were made from expensive jet, a petrified wood found in bogs outside London. To meet the fashion demand for affordable black buttons Paris began the production of 'French Jet', black glass.