Tudor silver gilt hat badge

Tudor silver gilt hat badge

Code: 11054

£230.00 Approx $291.14, €268.38

This is a Tudor silver-gilt hat badge, dating to the 16th century. The back of the badge is intact with the 'S' shaped pin, used to secure the jewel to a hat. These types of hooks are a characteristic category of Tudor dress accessory used to embellish the hats of high-status individuals and are discussed by Gaimster et al (2002: 169-173). See also SUR-C6DA03YORYM-589235SWYOR-C08232 and NMS-AA0079 for further types and discussion. 

This is a nice example in dood condition from a private collection of Tudor hat pins

OBJECT: Hat Badge


DATE: c. 1490 - 1590 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 16mm x 11mm 

WEIGHT:  3.31 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.