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The Late Middle Ages saw the advent of the agraffe, which could be used to fasten two pieces of clothing. There were types of agraffe that were permanently sewn to garments, joining the pieces concerned by means of hooks and eyelets. Other types were merely hooked to the two garments involved, and could be taken off. One magnificent example is this agraffe created around 1620 in the shape of a sumptuous bouquet of flowers made of gold, diamonds, enamel and a resplendent emerald. Style-conscious gentlemen even liked to wear a dazzling eye-catcher like this attached to their hats.

Details

  • Title: Bunch of flowers
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1620-1630
  • Location Created: Germany
  • Provenance: © Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Photographer: Günther Meyer
  • Medium: Gold, emerald, diamonds, enamel

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