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Very Rare Antique Black Glass Pinecone Button ~ Black Glass Triad Charmstring Button ~ Triple Pinecone Button ~ Scarce & Very Hard To Find

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Very Rare Antique Black Glass Pine Cone Button ~ Black Glass Triad Charmstring Button
Triple Pine Cone Button ~ Scarce & Very Hard To Find!

Measures Slightly Less Than 1/2" or 12mm
Brass Plate and Loop Shank
Circa 1880
Very Good Condition
Bent Shank ~ This piece has been part of a button collection for over 100 years


Just ever so many pretty buttons strung together and worn around your neck." Nineteenth century folk wisdom had it that a girl should acquire 999 buttons on a string. When she added the thousandth, she would meet her Prince Charming.

These strings of buttons, sometimes called "memory strings," were a fad of the 1860s that remained popular until 1900. Delightful stories have been handed down. One is that each friend and member of the family donate a button.

To begin a string, a young girl would tie a large button, called a touch button, onto a long string. She would then continue stringing on the very finest small glass and jeweled buttons of the period. Original charm strings of the late 19th century had a large quantity of very small and dainty glass buttons, including early paperweight buttons, as well as small Victorian metals of the period. Some charm strings also included meaningful amulets and tiny objects with family or school-day associations, such as charms, coins, baskets made from nut or fruit pits, miniature dolls' arms and legs, or religious medals.

Victorian girls inadvertently became this country's first button collectors. =)

Great for Collecting, Reenactment, Sewing, Jewelry, Art and MORE!

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