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One of a pair of silver-gilt hanging buttons (1868,0309.106-106*); sphercal, with applied beading and twisted wire, loop for suspension and two pierced holes in top half.
- Made in: Norway
- Height: 3 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription CommentNot recorded in Sigfrid Svensson, 'Folkligt dräktsilver Ur Kulturens samlingar', Västerås 1978
For 'hanging-buttons' see curator's comments for 1868.0309.95
Attached image shows 1868,0309.106 and 106*. For enlarged image see 1868,0309.106*
'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: MCM673
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