✅ SOLVED Broach or button?

blossom

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Hello! Any idea what this gorgeous thing is/was!! Found in uk x
 

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ARC

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Tack ?... Cruz would be one for this... probably found the same one.
 
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TheCannonballGuy

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Crusader is right... your find is a brass ornament made to be used on leather. The spike on its back is "smoothly curled over" to keep it attached to a sheet of leather, such a saddlebag, or a carriage-curtain, or horse-harness. A furniture tack has a straight, nail-like spike, because it is driven into wood, with no need to curl the spike over "from behind" to keep the tack in place. Colonial-era shoulder belt plates often had several curled-over spikes on the back of the plate's corners, for permanent attachment to the leather shoulder-belt or cross-belt.
 
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