- Item 75. Braided gold and silver threads.
Tassels at the ends. Buttons are round and covered with cloth. 17th
century. Moscow. Armory, Kremlin museum.
Item 77 Button
Silver gilt. Large, almoned-shaped, and composed of two spheres with a
chased scale design. The loop is surrounded by a chased design in the form
of a twelve-petal rosette. 17th century Russian work. Size: 5.5 x 3.3 x
2.7 cm. Historical Museum
Item 78 Button
Silver gilt. Egg shaped. Solidly covered with etched design. First half
of the 17th century, Moscow. 7.3 x 5.5 cm. Historical Museum
Item 79 Button
Silver gilt. Spherical. Completely decorated with granulations set with
rings. 17th century, Russian work. Length 4.7 cm. Historical Museum.
Item 80 Button
Solid silver, with multicolored enameld plated silver stars. 17th centruy
Russia Size: 3.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm.
Item 81 Button
Solid silver. Oopenwork, decordated with an intricate design of filigree and
granulation. 17th century, Russia. Size: 4.9 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm.
Item 82. Button
Silver gilt. Spherical. Openwork, filigree ornament solidly covered with
granulation. Granulated silver beads form a pyramid. 17th century, Russia.
Size 3.1 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm.
Item 83. Button
Silver gild. Pear-shaped. Solidly covered with filigree ornametn and
painted enamel with palted silver stars and beads. A crowned red stone at
the end. Mid-17th century Moscow. Size 3 x 2.2 cm.
These are "shank" style buttons.
All from History of Russian costume from the eleventh to the twentieth
century : from the collections of the Arsenal Museum, Leningrad, Hermitage,
Leningrad, Historical Museum, Moscow, Kremlin Museums, Moscow, Pavlovsk
Museum : [catalogue / compiled by Alyoshina ... et al.].Published: New York
: Metropolitan Museum of Art, ISBN: 0870991604
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 20:54:15 EST
> From: BanAvtai@...
>Subject: Period Buttons for Sarafan
>Can anyone tell me what type of buttons would be appropriate for my sarafan
>from Muscovite Rus?
- Does anyone know if there has been a book or article published on Russian
buttons from our period? I have a couple (buttons) that I picked up from an
antiquarian and was hoping for more data than I can glean from them. BTW, they
are 1.5 cm, bronze and spereoid both from the Staraya Ladoga area. One has bits
of enamel left on it white, black (or dark blue, it's hard to tell even with
a loupe) and yellow. That one is listed as 12-13th c. The other is hollow
cast and guessed as 10-12th c and possibly of Finno-Urgrian origin.
Glymm Mere, An Tir
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