One of a set of six lacing rings, 'maljor', (1868,0309.71-76); silver gilt; a ring to which is attached a stamped winged cherub mask with flowers.
- Made in: Sweden
- Diameter: 2.15 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Commentwith poorly stamped town mark, possibly cock's head for Malmö
For 'maljors' or lacing-pins see curators comments for 1868.0309.30
For a similar lacing ring, see Sigfrid Svensson, 'Folkligt dräktsilver Ur Kulturens samlingar', Västerås 1978, p.55 and p. 23 and p. 24, from Skåne. The rings are sewn to the bodice and jacket edges, either purely ornamental or functional.
In the attached group images the rings are shown for top, left to right:
The separate image with two rings shows 1868,0309.71 (left) and 72 (right)
For an enlarged image see 1868,0309.75.
'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.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCM4545
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