This is a nice Renaissance silver clothing hook fastener, dating to the 16th century. It is of a small size, originally sewn onto delicate silks or child's clothing. These were used as buttons to hook together or to close up garments. It is decorated with a floral spray, with the loop for receiving a hook on the twin fastener. An interesting piece for a collector.
OBJECT: Clothing Hook
DATE: c. 16th century A.D.
SIZE: 14.74mm x 12.35mm x 1.87mm
WEIGHT: 1.02 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private Collection, Wiltshire. originally purchased in the U.K. art market during the 1990s