One of a set of five silver-gilt lacing rings, 'maljor', (1868,0309.57-58 and 60-62); a plain wire ring to which is attached a stamped figure of angel. Maker's mark on ring.
- Made in: Sweden
- Diameter: 2 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentLD in a rectangle
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 angel, see Sigfrid Svensson, 'Folkligt dräktsilver Ur Kulturens samlingar', Västerås 1978, p. 55, from Skåne, and p. 24 for bridal attire with rings of this design sewn to the bodice edge but purely ornamental.
In the attached group image the objects are arranged as follows from top, left to right:
For an enlarged image of the maker's mark see 1868,0309.62
'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: MCM4072
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