Tudor silver gilt hat pin / badge of a rose

Tudor silver gilt hat pin / badge of a rose

Code: 11053


This is a complete 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 very good example, intact and from a private collection of Tudor hat pins. Rare!

OBJECT: Hat Badge


DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 14mm x 12mm x 12mm

WEIGHT:  4.01 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.