One of a set of five lacing rings, 'maljor', (1868,0309.63 and 65-68); silver gilt; open-work; head of angel cut out; twisted wire rim.
- Made in: Sweden
- Diameter: 2.7 centimetres
For 'maljors' or lacing-pins see curators comments for 1868.0309.30.
The set originally comprised six lacing rings. For a similar lacing ring with winged angel, see Sigfrid Svensson, 'Folkligt dräktsilver Ur Kulturens samlingar', Västerås 1978, p.55 and p. 24-5, a mannequin in bridal attire from Valleberga, Ingelstads, Skåne. The rings are sewn to the bodice and jacket edges but are purely ornamental.
In the attached group image the objects are arranged as follows from top, left to right:
For a larger image of a similar object see 1868,0309.68
'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: MCM4558
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