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Button ('post-button'); silver-gilt; three rows of cannetille bosses decreasing in size towards the centre surrounded; a single cannetille boss ( a bead surrounded by a coil of filigree wire) in the middle surrounded by two rows of milled wire. stamped maker's marks on base.
- Made in: Lund
- Diameter: 2.7 centimetres
Inscription ContentSR in rectangle, with town mark for Lund and D 5
Inscription CommentNot recorded in Sigfrid Svensson, 'Folkligt dräktsilver Ur Kulturens samlingar', Västerås 1978
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: MCM738
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