A dress button; 16th century - early 17th century

A dress button; 16th century - early 17th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

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An openwork mount in the form of a five-petaled double rose with annular stamens picked out in white enamel. The petals retain traces of degraded translucent amber enamel and the calyx points are picked out in translucent green. The outer petals are bisected by radial ribs with white enamel dots and dark blue tips. The centre is pierced for a pearl (now missing). Part of the Cheapside Hoard.

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