As the primary symbol of love in the middle ages the heart was a favoured subject for jewellery. For the nobility, this took the form of magnificent silver or gold brooches, often set with precious stones and accompanied by amatory mottoes. Pewter badges, in imitation of these jewels, were also common, and these would have been produced for ordinary people to give and wear as symbols of love. The flowering heart, as in this attractive badge, was a particularly popular subject and was often depicted on betrothal or wedding rings.
Please note: This badge is fitted with a modern tie-type pin and clutch which will not mar clothing. Pin cannot be seen when the badge is afixed to clothing or hat.
Period: 14th-15th C.
Size: 21x 32mm
Material: Lead free pewter
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 28 September, 2008.