Clasp fastener

Object Number: 
1942.396ab
Date: 
1780-1880
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
overall (assembled): 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Circular metal hook and eye clasp fastener in two pieces which join at the center, slightly domed with tiers of floral design from the center outward, sawtooth outer edges; each half has three rings at the far edge for securing the clasp to a garment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilmot T. Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group