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Clasp Collection

Background imageClasp Collection: Two fairies clasping each other

Two fairies clasping each other, from The Password to Fairyland -- Then they flew together and clasped in a tight embrace. 20th century

Background imageClasp Collection: Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Engraving. Colored

Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Engraving. Colored
Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Queen of Spain and Empress of Germany. Engraving after a painting of Titian, by Al Dauvergne. The Artistic Illustration, 1902. Colored

Background imageClasp Collection: Ethiopian Woman - Braided Hair - Nose Ring

Ethiopian Woman - Braided Hair - Nose Ring
A beautiful Ethiopian Woman in profile, with long braided hair, jewellery and a very large nose ring. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageClasp Collection: Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie

Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie
Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps decorated with inlaid gold, enamel and garnet. 7th-8th centuries AD. From Mound 1. Near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. British Museum. London. England

Background imageClasp Collection: Shoot for Jaeger - Woollen two-piece outfit

Shoot for Jaeger - Woollen two-piece outfit with shoulder clasp and narrow black belt Date: late 1960s or early 1970s

Background imageClasp Collection: Entente Cordiale, Butter carving, Franco-British Exhibition

Entente Cordiale, Butter carving, Franco-British Exhibition, London - Canadian Pavilion. King Edward VII (1841-1910) (left) shaking hands with Emile Loubet (1838-1929), President of France. Date: 1908

Background imageClasp Collection: Collins Advertisement

Collins Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Collins, sydney based jewellers, promoting Zenith watches, for ever - and a day, stated to be more expensive, but very enduring

Background imageClasp Collection: Funerary stele of Sosias and Kephisodoros. 410 BC. Detail

Funerary stele of Sosias and Kephisodoros. 410 BC. Detail
Funerary stele of Sosias and Kephisodoros. Detail of two soldiers. 410 BC. Pentelic marble. Found at Athens, Greece. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageClasp Collection: Early Anglo-Saxon Gold Buckle and Pairs of Clasps with bronze vessel found in a grave

Early Anglo-Saxon Gold Buckle and Pairs of Clasps with bronze vessel found in a grave mound - Taplow, Buckinghamshire - 6th to early 7th century - now in the British Museum. Date: 1920s

Background imageClasp Collection: Bag

Bag
Fortnum & Mason. Black calf bag. Bembaron design. 3 pockets, one lined black, one red & white. Modernistic chromium clasp. 1930s style. Artist: Anon. Date: 1931

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Debenham & Freebody womens silk bags 1922

Advert for Debenham & Freebody womens silk bags 1922
Selection of attractive and inexpensive silk clasp bags. Date: 1922

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for J. C Vickery clasp bags 1918

Advert for J. C Vickery clasp bags 1918
Two clasp bags, left; solid tortoiseshell and silk hand-bag, right; black mole grey, real antelope, with marcassite and silver clasp, lined grey fitted with mirror and power-puff. Date: 1918

Background imageClasp Collection: Nobleman in his Habit of State wears a tunic with slit to the skirt & magyar sleeves

Nobleman in his Habit of State wears a tunic with slit to the skirt & magyar sleeves, a mantle with jewelled clasp, criss-cross leg bandages over soled-hose & a stalked beret. Date: 13th century

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929 Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929

Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929 Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929
Selection of the newest silk handbags with grip clasp. Date: 1929

Background imageClasp Collection: WOMAN / MAROUSSILE DRESS

WOMAN / MAROUSSILE DRESS
Maroussile dress: finely beaded corsage with square neckline, narrow satin belt with paste clasp, softly gathered chiffon over-skirt ornamented with a tulip motif Date: 1927

Background imageClasp Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a purse

Christmas card in the shape of a purse. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClasp Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a purse

Christmas card in the shape of a purse, open to reveal a bunch of violets and ferns. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClasp Collection: Greetings card in the form of a fan

Greetings card in the form of a fan, decorated with a spray of forget-me-nots. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Parisian Diamond Company 1896

Advert for Parisian Diamond Company 1896
Christmas gift for women including diamond flexiable bracelet, novelty brooches, pearl pendant, buckles and hair combs. 1896

Background imageClasp Collection: Roman jewellery. 1st-4th century AD

Roman jewellery. 1st-4th century AD
Roman jewellery of the Imperial Age. 1st-4th century AD. Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageClasp Collection: Costume / Seal Gloves 1935

Costume / Seal Gloves 1935
Schiaparelli design: seal fur gloves, cellophane blouse, long light coloured coat with piped seams, velvet hat with aigrette & snood & a handbag with a lock shaped clasp. Date: 1935

Background imageClasp Collection: Fashion of German nobility of the early 16th century

Fashion of German nobility of the early 16th century.. Chromolithograph from Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Asprey clutch bags 1937

Advert for Asprey clutch bags 1937
Asprey of Bond Street, London advertising a number of bags and clutches including a childs muff suede handbag, a pigskin pochette, a childs umbrella, a tweed scarf and handbag in various colours

Background imageClasp Collection: 1860 Wedding Dress & Boy

1860 Wedding Dress & Boy
Boy: brown & black tunic with sash. Woman: blue dress with pagoda or funnel sleeves, belt with a gold clasp, 5 narrow flounces & undersleeves with reverse cuffs

Background imageClasp Collection: High fashion city ​​dresses 1912

High fashion city ​​dresses 1912
French models wearing smart tairored city ​ ​ suits, created by Zimmermann. Date: 1912

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for J. W Benson novelty jewellery 1888

Advert for J. W Benson novelty jewellery 1888
Seletion of novelty jewellery, with floral and symmetric design for brooches, pendants and bracelets, available for J. W Benson, jewellers in Old Bond, Street, London. 1888

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Edwardian items 1901

Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Edwardian items 1901
Selection of items from Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, Regent Street, London; Ladys elegantly chased solid silver card case, solid silver 4-handed mether, to hold cigaretts

Background imageClasp Collection: Christmas card in the shape of an open book

Christmas card in the shape of an open book with text and illustration in medieval style. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClasp Collection: Photograph Albums, Plate 180

Photograph Albums, Plate 180, showing a range of styles and sizes, patterned and plain. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageClasp Collection: Early woman police sergeant, London

Early woman police sergeant, London
An early (possibly the first) woman police sergeant in London, wearing the Stanley Uniform, introduced in 1919. The tunic was single-breasted with six metal buttons down the front

Background imageClasp Collection: Fan decorated with flowers on a New Year card

Fan decorated with flowers on a New Year card
Fan decorated with pink and blue flowers on a New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClasp Collection: Fur Trim Gown 1899

Fur Trim Gown 1899
Princess robe secured at neck & waist with an ornate clasp has tulip design embroidery, fur trim & opens below the waist to reveal an ornamented under- skirt. N.B Fur muff. Date: 1899

Background imageClasp Collection: Autumn Fashions 1932

Autumn Fashions 1932
A plum-coloured coat with fur- trimmed cape, collar and cuffs. A large square clasp fastens the coat. Date: 1932

Background imageClasp Collection: Silver clasps with enamel by arts-and-crafts

Silver clasps with enamel by arts-and-crafts movement designer Annie Alabaster and David Veazey.. Color plate from Charles Holmes Modern Design in Jewellery and Fans, published by the Studio 1902

Background imageClasp Collection: Helmets with vizors and sword-clasp in brown

Helmets with vizors and sword-clasp in brown leather from the early 17th century.. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons men & women accessories 1915

Advert for Peter Robinsons men & women accessories 1915
Suggestion of practical christmas gifts for the lady and gentleman. 1915

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Asprey hand bags & clutches 1928

Advert for Asprey hand bags & clutches 1928
A wide variety of hand bags and clutches, available from Asprey of Bond Street. 1928

Background imageClasp Collection: Celluloid Compact C. 1918

Celluloid Compact C. 1918
Celluloid compact with paste decoration, decorative clasp and tassels in a mock tortoise shell finish. Date: circa 1918

Background imageClasp Collection: Belt clasp. 6th-7th centuries. Visigothic art

Belt clasp. 6th-7th centuries. Visigothic art. Jewelry. SPAIN. Barcelona. Archaeology Museum of Catalonia. Proc: SPAIN. Duruelo. Durat󮠮 ecropolis

Background imageClasp Collection: Advert for Handbags at The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company

Advert for Handbags at The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company
A seletion of clutch bags made of a variety of materials, polished crocodile, pebble grain and polished morocco all on sale at The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company. Date: 1931

Background imageClasp Collection: Two young ladies in outfits by Doeuillet and Paul Poiret

Two young ladies in outfits by Doeuillet and Paul Poiret
Two young ladies in fashionable autumn outfits. On the left, an evening dress in white satin crepe with bands in various colours on the skirt, by Doeuillet

Background imageClasp Collection: Young lady in plain dress by Premet

Young lady in plain dress by Premet

Background imageClasp Collection: Ladies daywear, 1927

Ladies daywear, 1927
A design, from the Drapers Exhibition, for a dress featuring a low slung waist fastened with a metal clasp and a skirt adorned with embroidery and fringing, 1927

Background imageClasp Collection: Spring Fashions for 1913

Spring Fashions for 1913
Sketch depicting the vivid colour and graceful lines of ladies fashion in the early twentieth century. On left: an evening dress in green

Background imageClasp Collection: Skunk Mantlet 1922

Skunk Mantlet 1922
Woman in a skunk fur muff & mantlet with the collar faced in ermine, a belt with a decorative clasp worn low on the waist, a tubular skirt & a broad brimmed hat

Background imageClasp Collection: Racial / Norway / Lady 1821

Racial / Norway / Lady 1821
Red dress: square neckline & short, puffed sleeves ornamented with cord trim, tucker & cuffs possibly of muslin & a broad black belt with a silver clasp

Background imageClasp Collection: Astrakhan & Possum Fur

Astrakhan & Possum Fur
A full-length astrakan coat with a wrap-over front & wide dolman sleeves, a large stand-fall collar, cuffs & hem in Australian opossum. N.B belt with decorative clasp

Background imageClasp Collection: Dinner Dress 1912

Dinner Dress 1912
Doeuillet Empire-line revival gown: column like silhouette, with a high waist, impossibly decollete with a V -neck, belt with pearl clasp & floating sash ends



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