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Victorian Era477 of 1081How would you classify this?My 200th  "jewel" published on CW; a late Victorian/Edwardian silver lipstick case/holder
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Posted 2 years ago

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SheriesVin…
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These buttons are a mystery to me. There are five of them. The buttons are heavy, weigh almost two ounces. Set with amethyst the metal is gold. I do not know if it is real gold or pinchbeck. Could be brass coated with gold. Magnet will not stick. They mesure 1 1/4" width.

They are so lovely. I have held on to them for several year hoping to find out something about the history surrounding these beauties. I would appreciate any information that someone out there might have that would enlighten me.

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  1. Buttonista, 2 years ago
    These were made in the 1940 or 1950's and they are most likely made of pot metal with a gold wash to make them more glitzy. The purple stones are glass made to resemble cut amethysts. Very pretty!

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