Tudor Silver Clothing Fastener


A silver Tudor period clothing eye fastener featuring a domed oval shape. Foliage has been applied to the top and bottom of the oval. Three smaller holes have been pierced to the fastener, one to the bottom with two to the top and a slightly larger hole features directly at the top for suspension. The back is unadorned.

Date: Circa 16th Century AD
Provenance: From a private Wiltshire jewellery collection; previously in an old European collection since before 1997.
Condition: Very fine condition.

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SKU: LD-211 Category: Tags: ,

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.

Weight 4.48 g
Dimensions W 1.9 x H 3.2 cm



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