This is an intact pair of Tudor silver-gilt dress-hooks, dating to the 16th century. They both have the original loop and hook, both sewing rings to be secured to a chain or sewn onto garments. The faces are decorated with a rose design and mercurial gold gilded. Originally found in the River Avon at Salisbury in the mid-1970s.
(See also) Read, B. (2008). Hooked-Clasps and Eyes. Langport: Portcullis Publishing.
OBJECT: Dress-Hook / clothing fastener
DATE: c. 1500 - 1600 A.D.
SIZE: 25.16mm x 10.57mm x 5.20mm
WEIGHT: 2.26 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.
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