Accession Nr.: 5107
Type: bronze, lead, gold and silver; metalwork; accessory
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Acquisition: collection of Ferenc Hopp
Materials/Techniques: silver, rock crystal
Dimensions: height: 2. 2 cm
diameter: 1. 5 cm
Button from Siam. In the centre with a single large inlaid stone, and eight smaller pointed crystals in the shape of a flower are set around it. Pair of the item with inventory number 5109.

The high quality of 19th-century Thai goldsmithing is described by many European travellers. Ornate outer garments with buttons made of precious metals and precious stones were part of the so-called Bangkok-era menswear.