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Tudor silver gilt hat pin / badge for a jewel

£175.00 Approx $220.96, €204.44

Code: 11038

This is a nice 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 missing the original gemstone or swivel-fitting. From a private collection of Tudor hat pins.

OBJECT: Hat Badge


DATE: c. 1490 - 1590 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 21mm x 15mm x 7mm

WEIGHT:  3.54 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.