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Clasp

Clasp

  • Place of origin:

    Norway (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt

  • Museum number:

    M.36:1&:2-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This clasp was described as Swedish, from the sixteenth century, when it was acquired by the Museum in 1920. Although the design is old, clasps such as this continued in use in Scandinavia with traditional costume up to the nineteenth century. This clasp is probably eighteenth or nineteenth century in date, and is most likely to come from Norway.

Physical description

Two-part silver-gilt clasp, with the figure of an angel over the central hook. Each part consists of a ring of twisted wire with a rosette of coils filling its central space. There is a loop attached to the rim of one part, and a hook attached to the other, which has the figure of a standing angel over its front.

Place of Origin

Norway (made)

Date

1750-1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt

Descriptive line

Silver gilt clasp in two parts, decorated with a figure of an angel, Norway, 1750-1850.

Materials

Silver-gilt

Subjects depicted

Angels

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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