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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt, gold leaf and crystal

  • Museum number:

    901to E-1875

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These are six decorative studs, made in the 17th century in Spain. These studs are made in rock crystal with painted silver gilt mounts and depicting scenes from the Life of Christ.

Physical description

Six buttons mounted in silver-gilt, the backs ornamented in gold leaf and painting with subjects from the life of Christ.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt, gold leaf and crystal

Object history note

Bought in 1875.

Descriptive line

Studs, six pieces, rock crystal, with scenes from the life of Christ, Spanish, 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1875, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 68


Crystal; Silver gilt; Gold

Subjects depicted

The Life of Christ




Sculpture Collection

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