Button ('post-button'); silver; circular boss decorated with twelve smaller bosses; disc pendant from centre with two rows of dots round rim; base plate stamped with maker's marks.
- Made in: Sweden
- Diameter: 2.4 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentNR in a rectangle
Inscription CommentProbably N. Ramberg, Lund, mark recorded 1803-47, 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.
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Object reference number: MCM740
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