Tudor Silver Rose Shaped Pendant or Hat Jewel
This is a wonderful Tudor period silver hat jewel/pendant, dating to the late 15th - 16th century A.D. It is formed as a flower set with a natural pearl, mounted within a cusped setting. The back of the pendant has a hinge mechanism, presumably for attachment or for a secondary hanging pearl. Such pendants were fashionable fixed to elaborate headdresses or suspended from a necklace. It is a nice jewel, in good excavated condition.
OBJECT: Hat Jewel / Pendant
DATE: c. 1450- 1550 A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver & Pearl
SIZE: 18.24mm x 7.37mm
WEIGHT: 2.16 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. G. Scholfield Collection, Bath.