Composite silver-gilt dress hook with lozenge-shaped back-plate. The hook is applied with a stylized quatrefoil flower cast in high relief and held in place by a central rivet terminating in a butterfly clip on the reverse. The central knop of the flower-head is textured with cross-hatching. The quatrefoil flower is surrounded along the edge of the back plate with a fleur-de-lis in high relief separated by pierced cusps. Recurving hook broken along the length.
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