Medieval Pewter Charm Holders and Pendants from Billy and Charlie

Pendants

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Belt Fittings
 
Pilgrim Signs & Religious Goods
 
Brooches & Pendants
•   Decorative
•   Amatory
•   Martial
•   Hard to Explain
•   Charm Holders
•   Pendants
•   Carnival Brooches
•   Custom Jobs

 
Household Goods, Toys, etc.
 
Billy and Charlie
 
Order Now!
 
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  The Cock with Feathers, or TurboChicken as some of our customers call him, is copied from English examples.His banderole reads "Loke [look] on me, cockrel." The meaning is not clear, perhaps he draws attention to his splendor in contrast to the poor appearance of the cockerel (juvenile rooster) he addresses. Within reason, we can supply him with feathers of any color; please check with us to see if your favorite is available.

Cock with Feathers $7.00
1-1/2 x 1-1/2" or 43 x 43mm (exclusive of feathers)
* Mitchiner, no. 322-323

The Curry Comb, a copy of a piece in the Museum of London, is a charming miniature version of the tool used in grooming horses. It is inscribed "favel," the name given in Middle English to a chestnut or fallow horse..

Curry Comb $5.00
1-7/8 x 1-1/4" or 46 x 33mm
* (Salisbury, no. 280)

 

  The Pattens are copied from a Netherlandish trinket. They represent a common type of footware, worn over (but most importantly, under!) your shoes to keep them out of the dirt and mud.

Pattens $5.00
1-3/8 x 7/8" or 35 x 22mm
* van Beuningen, no. 993

The Purse Pendant is copied from an late 14th/early 15 century Netherlandish example of an extremely popular type of decorative accessory. purses are common in the Low Countries and in England, both as pendants and as brooches, and probably were regarded as lucky - a sort of purse that guaranteed that your real purse would never be empty.

Purse Pendant $3.00
1-1/2 x 1-1/8" or 38 x 29mm
* van Beuningen, no. 818

 

  The Chessboard or Checkerboard is copied from a late 14th or early 15th century item. This pendant is available with either red or black paper backing; please specify.

Chessboard or Checkerboard $5.00
1-1/2 x 1-1/4" or 40 x 33mm
* van Beuningen, no. 1005

The Shears is copied from a late 14th/early 15 century Netherlandish example. It is one of many small trinkets patterned after everyday items.

Shears $3.00
2-3/8 x 1" or 58 x 27mm
* van Beuningen, no. 991

 

  The Comb is of characteristic late medieval form. The openwork and the colored paper backing represent fancy carving and painting on the more ornate combs of the period. The Netherlandish original dates from around 1400.

Comb $5.00
1-1/2 x 1" or 38 x 25mm
* van Beuningen, no. 940

 
And don't miss other pendants which are fully described among the pilgrim signs or the carnival badges!


Carnival Brooches