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This is a rare and intact clothing fastener set, dating to the 16th - 17th century A.D. Each piece would have been sewn onto a richly embroidered fabric, used to fasten together through the hook. This would have been on a cloak or similar piece of Tudor period clothing. This is an excellent example in very good condition, being originally stored away in an oak chest.
OBJECT: Clothing Fastener
CULTURE: Renaissance, Tudor period.
DATE: c. 16th - 17th century A.D.
SIZE: 49mm x 19mm
WEIGHT: 5.38 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection