Pearl ship pin; c 1500

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Pearl ship pin; c 1500
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Full image caption

A pin with a decorative head in the form of a single-masted ship. The hull of the ship comprises a large, pinky-white natural baroque pearl which has been drilled to support the gold wire mast, rigging and rotating pennant. The rigging has been fashioned from two strands of wire twisted together.
It is part of the Cheapside Hoard.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1500 AD - 1500 AD
Image Number
 
013238

© Museum of London

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