Two Large & Unusual Silver Buttons
diameter (each): 5cm, combined wight: 21g
Each of this very unusual pair of chased silver buttons comprises a central roundel decorated with a dancing figure amid tall flowers. The buttons are edged with a wide, leafy, open-work border.
The backs of each are fitted with a central silver loop.
The styling and the costume of the central figure suggest that these buttons come from nineteenth century Burma.
No similar examples have been published, to our knowledge.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 1753