Button ('post-button'); silver; three rows of cannetille bosses; around rim row of alternating bosses and green pastes.
- Made in: Sweden
- Diameter: 2.4 centimetres
- Height: 2.3 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentAN (?) in a rectangle (mark very worn), with the letter T
For 'post-buttons' see curator's comments for 1868.0309.115.
For similar studs from Skäne see, 'Peasant Art in Sweden, Lapland and Iceland', Autumn Number of 'The Studio' 1910, section on Sweden, pl. 322-325.
'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: MCM739
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