Medieval Silver-gilt and jewelled Button

Medieval Silver-gilt and jewelled Button

Code: 11099


This is a nice medieval silver-gilt doublet button, dating to the 15th - 16th century. The button is intricately made in filigree wire, set with a garnet gemstone. It is a handsome button, one that would have been sewn onto a richly brocaded fabric of a doublet or jupon. The use of buttons replaced ring-brooches from the 14th century. This is a very good and original example in excellent condition.

OBJECT: Button

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt & garnet

SIZE: 19.38mm x 12.25mm 

WEIGHT: 2.43 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection