One of a pair of silver-gilt 'post-buttons' (1868,0309.115-6); decorated with bosses surrounded by stamped imitation twisted wire, the hemispherical top attached to a base with stem and a domed base plate, Stamped maker's marks on base plate.
- Made in: Norway
- Diameter: 3 centimetres
- Height: 3 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentSN in a rectangle with town mark of winged horse for Ystad.
Inscription CommentPossilby S. Nöbblin, Ystad, mark recorded 1895-1839 and 1847, see Sigfrid Svensson, 'Folkligt dräktsilver Ur Kulturens samlingar', Västerås 1978, p. 95
For 'post-buttons' see curator's comments for 1868.0309.115
'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: MCM1109
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