Inventory no.: 1753

Burmese Silver Buttons


Two Large & Unusual Silver Buttons


circa 1880

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