Vintage French Collar Button Chain. MOP With Silk Ribbon.
A rare find. Vintage French collar button chain with MOP (Mother of Pearl) buttons on a double silk ribbon connector. The buttons are in fine shape but the ribbon has dark staining as it is quite an age, dating from the Art Deco era. Perhaps a dry cleaner could remove the staining. Originally from France, and meant to be worn on a gentleman's shirt whose collars contain button holes (not to be confused with round collar bar holes). This brought the top of the shirt together negating the need for a neck button. You must have the proper collar for these to work. There just aren't many of these around and would be an interesting set for a collector. Buttons measure just over 1/4 inch wide. Silk is just under 1 1/4 inch long.