Pair of book-clasps, silver-gilt mounts, originally to bind illuminated manuscript. Red silk straps decorated with geometric interlace pattern in gold thread. At one end of each clasp a partially cross-hatched and engraved hinged mount tapers to a point and is pierced by three holes in a triangular formation. Clasp a) decorated with a figure, consistent with contemporary representations of the Angel of the Annunciation, standing within an architectural Gothic canopy. The figure holds a scroll and appears to have wings. Clasp b) decorated with a figure of the Virgin Mary (?) standing within an architectural Gothic canopy. The figure appears to be holding a book.