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Our pretty Snowflake is a copy of a brooch from the Netherlands. The original was created sometime in the 14th or 15th century - it is not closely dated. This brooch is a good choice for gifts to your non-re-enacting friends or family. It comes with a glass stone in any of six colors: blue, red, purple, yellow, bright green, or olivene - please specify.

BR-61 Snowflake $6.00
HP2, no. 2038
1325-1475


The Dolphin is a replica of an early fifteenth-century heraldic badge. The original badge, after which this was copied, was made in France. It would have been worn by supporters of the Dauphin, the heir apparent to the French throne, and it shows his badge of the dolphin. The date of the original is not known precisely, but there is a good chance it was worn by the supporters of the future Charles VII, the king helped to the throne by Joan of Arc. This is a spectacular three-dimensional badge in deep relief. The eye is a glass stone, cast in place. This badge comes unpainted, yellow/gold, or blue (in the heraldic colors of the dauphin's badge).

BR-63 Dolphin $7.00 plain; $8 painted
EP no.537-8
Early 15th century


Archer.
Our latest archery-related brooch.

BR-59 Archer $5.00
HP2, no. 1647
1375-1425


The White Boar was a badge used by Richard III and his supporters.

BR-60 White Boar $5.00
Charles Ross, Wars of the Roses, p. 11
1480's



The Ragged Staff is another War of the Roses livery badge. The symbol was used by the Earlsof Warwick, and the badge was worn by their men. The original after which this was copied may have been the badge of Richard de Beauchamp, the thirteenth earl. He made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1408-1410, and the cross on this badge may commemorate that journey.

BR-56 Ragged Staff $10.00
PSSB, no. 287a
1410-1420

   


The Cat with Mouse is a copy of an English badge. The banderole says "VISI MUS" - "look at the mouse!"

BR-49 Cat with Mouse $5.00
Salisbury, no. 281-03


The Owl is a copy of an English brooch.

BR-50 Owl $5.00
Mitchener 763; Salisbury 269


Tiny Cock
. We just had to call it that, OK? It's super cute, and really quite small, just about 3/4 of an inch (2 centimeters) tall.

BR-58 Tiny Cock $5.00
Mitchener, no. 759


Plumes.
A love token from the Netherlands - the banderole reads "AMOUR."

BR-54 Plumes $5.00
HP1, no. 1006
1375-1425

   


Quatrefoil with Stone

We are amazingly proud of this Quatrefoil Brooch with Stone (a copy of a 15th- century piece), because the glass stone is cast directly into the brooch - the first time we made this trick work. Aside from that, it's just plain gorgeous!

BR-47 Quatrefoil Brooch with Stone $6.00
CLUNY, no. 481


Key.
The English original may be a pilgrim sign (Westminster Abbey, for example, is dedicated to St. Peter, whose sign is a key) or it may just be one of those brooches that reproduce in miniature the equipment of everyday life.

BR-57 Key $5.00 plain; $6.00 painted
Mitchener 601

   
The original of this multi-part Wreath with Rose brooch had a flower insert. We supply it with a rose, and painted to bring out the detail and it make a beautiful token of love and esteem. The inscription on the scroll that winds its way around the wreath is an abbreviated version of "Amor omnia vincit" - "Love conquers all."

BR-41 Wreath with Rose $15.00
Wreath adapted from HP1, no. 825
1400-1450



The Moon brooch is copied from a late 14th-century original in our collection. Other examples have been found in the Netherlands.

BR-38 Moon $4.00
From an original in our possession and HP1, no. 914
1375-1425



Crown brooches are quite common in archeological finds; they may be pilgrim signs for some kingly saint or just refer to the idea of royalty.

BR-39 Crown $5.00
HP1, no. 121; HP2, no.1540
1475-1525



Among the cutest love tokens we sell is this AMOURS brooch. It is a copy of a Netherlandish original from around the turn of the 15th century.

BR-44 AMOURS $5.00
HP1, no. 850; HP2, no. 1000
1375-1425



The Crowned M is an equivocal brooch - the letter M may refer to the Blessed Virgin, or it may stand for Minne - courtly love. The crown, of course, is appropriate for either.

BR-46 Crowned M $5.00
HP2, no. 1972
1375-1425



You probably know by now that we love the little devils who inhabit the strange underworld of medieval popular culture. Here is an especially cute one, the Devil with a Horn. He also has a meathook, and he is a copy of a Netherlandish brooch from the 14th century.

BR-45 Devil with Horn $5.00
HP2, no. 1701
1325-1375


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