Tudor silver-gilt dress hook clothing fastener

Tudor silver-gilt dress hook clothing fastener

Code: 11263


This is a nice Tudor silver-gilt dress-hook, dating to the 16th century. This example is intact with the attachment loop and small hook for securing. The face is decorated and mercurial gold gilded. It was originally found in Wiltshire in June 1987 and reported Devizes Museum. A nice example that can still be worn as a unique pendant.

(See also) Read, B. (2008). Hooked-Clasps and Eyes. Langport: Portcullis Publishing.

OBJECT: Dress-Hook / clothing fastener


DATE: c. 1500 - 1600 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 21.15mm x 16.36mm x 5.60mm

WEIGHT:  2.39 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.