Otter's paw mounted on brooch

Made:
1580-1650 in England
Otter's paw mounted on brooch (paws) Otter's paw, gold(?) mounted as a brooch Otter's paw, gold(?) mounted as a brooch

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Otter's paw, gold(?) mounted as a brooch
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Otter's paw, gold(?) mounted as a brooch
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Otter's paw, gold or brass clasp, mounted as a brooch with star decoration, said to be Elizabethan, from the 17th century museum collection of Sir Vanhattem of Dinton Hall, Buckinghamshire, English, 1580-1650

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A71953
Materials:
otter and brass, material
Measurements:
overall: 20 mm x 75 mm x 40 mm, .015 kg
type:
paws
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust (Purchased from Stevens)