Here we have an Almanac for 1790 by the Company of Stationers. This well-loved little volume comes in it’s own leather sleeve, complete with matching gold gilding. The title page gives a helpful explanation: “The Almanack Explained. Note that under the Title of every Month is the change of the Moon, & every Month contains three Columns, 1. Days of the Month 2 .Saints Days, &c. 3.Time of high water at London Bridge”. We have many other almanac’s in our collection, including this mini featured here.
The Company of Stationer’s Almanac, 1790. Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniature Collection.
These are Mandarin Hat Buttons… worn on the crown of a hat (indoors and outdoors; black velvet in the winter, woven rattan in the summer) both hats had an opening that allowed the metal finial for the buttons to be moved from one hat to another … or replaced with a different button (often made of precious stones) for a special occasion. Qing Dynasty