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Tudor silver-gilt dress hook clothing fastener

£215.00 Approx $272.15, €250.88

Code: 11164

This is a nice and intact Tudor silver-gilt dress-hook, dating to the 16th century.  The diamond shape of the dress hook is consistent with that of Read's Early Post-medieval Class D, Type 3 (#208-9) and dateable with the 16th Century AD (Read, 2008, p 65-66). Further examples have been recorded from Winterton (NLM-FE0AA0), North Lincolnshire (NLM-B5E375) and Malvern Hills (WMID-06023F). This example was originally found in the mid 1980's on the Thames foreshore, recorded with the Museum of London.

OBJECT: Dress-Hook / clothing fastener


DATE: c. 1500 - 1600 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 24.54mm x 14.16mm x 7.76mm

WEIGHT:  2.72 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.