Clothing hooks and eye fasteners were a popular decorative accessory during the Medieval and Tudor period. The function of the fasteners were to hold together garments, to drape up skirts or to simply be used for decorative purposes. Hooks would prevent skirts from getting dirty when outside or were used to display rich fabrics from underneath. These beautiful accessories were also used to fasten collars and gowns without disrupting the patterns featured on the clothing.
Selection of Tudor Silver Clothing Fasteners
A fine selection of silver Tudor clothing eye fasteners featuring a variety of different shapes and designs. Each fastener consists of an applied loop to the top for suspension. The backs are unadorned.
Provenance: From a private Wiltshire jewellery collection; previously in an old European collection since before 1997.
Condition: Very fine condition.