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Button: M.7-1986

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Brass. Oval with a loop at the back. Decorated with a sailing ship in intaglio.

Notes

History note: Transferred from the Department of Coins and Medals where it had been unregistered. Donor unknown

Legal notes

Donor unknown

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.4 cm

Relative size of this object

1.4 cm1.7 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1986-06-09) by Department of Coins and Medals

Dating

Probably late 18th/early 19th Century
Uncertain 1740 - 1860

Materials used in production

Brass (alloy)

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1986
Primary reference Number: 119196
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Button" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/119196 Accessed: 2022-08-17 07:44:33

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