Porte-clés du soir - argent et nacre vintage
Porte-clés du soir - argent et nacre vintage
Porte-clés du soir - argent et nacre vintage

Evening keyring

TTC195,00 €HT162,50 €
Délais de livraison: 
7 days - Fedex (Standard shipment : France : 10€ / EU : 15€ / outside EU : 25€)
ring and chain in silver 925
vintage button in mother-of-pearl
keyring, handmade in Paris
ring diameter 3cm
button diameter 4cm
keyring length 14,5cm
Boutons

After using iron-mail (a metal staple that held two parts of a garment together) or never-ending stitches that were sewn and then unpicked each time an item of clothing was worn, rows of button finally appeared in the 14th century closing the arm of a shirt from elbow to cuff. Little by little, the button became an element of distinction (for women of the Court and on Navy and Army uniforms) before becoming a truly elaborate fashion object. The first mother-of-pearl buttons flourish in the 19th century appearing on the front section of Romantic shirts. 

Coquillages

Shells are the buttons’ accomplices, their best friends. The mother-of-pearl that lines the inside of the shells is the button maker’s material of choice. The seashell that most commonly produces mother-of-pearl is the pearl oyster that makes the immaculate white nacre, used for the daywear buttons, and grey nacre for the eveningwear buttons. Equally the burgau produces a grey nacre, the troca a sandy beige hue and the clam shell (often referred to in vernacular French as la clovisse) also bears mother-of-pearl.