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shepherd's crook pin-16th-17th century

shepherd's crook pin-16th-17th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm

Full image caption

A gold, enamel and gem-set pin in the form of a Shepherd’s crook. The bejewelled head is alternately set with nine table-cut rubies and eight table-cut diamonds and is enamelled on the reverse in white with painted black enamel pellets. There is a white enamelled ferrule at the junction of the head and shank and there is a suspension loop on the back and another at the tip of the crook. The shank of eliptical section, tapers to a hat pin or bodkin in the form of a shepherd's crook, set with table-cut rubies and diamonds and enamelled on the reverse in white and black champleve enamel. There are hooks at the end of the shaft and at the back of the crook for attachment. Part of the Cheapside Hoard.

Image Details

1500 AD - 1701 AD
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