Large Tudor period silver-gilt dress hook fastener

Large Tudor period silver-gilt dress hook fastener

Code: 11166

£195.00 Approx $246.84, €227.54

This is a large Tudor period silver-gilt dress-hook, dating to the 16th century. The body is trefoil shaped, comprising a trio of bosses with wirework. Such hooks were worn during the post-medieval period in order to secure items of clothing. This example corresponds to Read's (2008) typology as part of the early post-medieval Class D. It can be dated on this basis to the 16th century or Tudor period. It is a good chunky example, intact except for the tip of the hooked pin. Further examples have been recorded from Horsham (SUR-B67D2E), Doncaster (SWYOR-00CFE5) and Broadland (NMS-8F0E3C). This example was originally found in Salisbury in 1984 and reported to the Devizes Museum.

OBJECT: Dress-Hook / clothing fastener


DATE: c. 1500 - 1600 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 27.36mm x 23.09mm x 10.22mm

WEIGHT:  8.84 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.