One of a set of six silver lacing rings, 'maljor', (1868,0309.47-52); of openwork bossed design, with a five-pointed star-shaped motif with heart in centre, the arms ending in trefoils; stamped mark.
- Made in: Sweden
- Diameter: 3.1 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentIAL in a rectangle
Inscription CommentPossibly J. Aspelin the elder of Ystad, active 1761-1802, see Sigfrid Svensson, 'Folkligt dräktsilver Ur Kulturens samlingar', Västerås 1978, p. 95.
For 'maljors' or lacing-pins see curators comments for 1868.0309.30
In attached group image the objects are arranged as follows from top, left to right: 47; 49; 48; 50; 51; 52 (51 and 52 also shown in AN00845755002). For enlarged image see 1868,0309.49.
'Received from the Trustees of the Christy Collection in exchange for duplicates from Haslar Hospital.' (acquisitions register for 1868,0309). For explanation see 1868,0309.4. The register also notes that these pieces were 'all from Norway'; they are all made in Sweden. Norway was still united to Sweden until 1905 which may explain the confusion.
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Object reference number: MCM4964
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