Fichu Pin

Fichu Pin

Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange Wearing a Fichu Held by a Large Brooch.Painting by Bartholomeus van der Helst, c.1652. Fichu Pin A fichu, from the French for neckerchief, is a triangular scarf, often made of lace, worn about the shoulders and pinned in...
Fob

Fob

Fob A fob is a vest pocket in a gentleman’s outfit. Often a fob held a pocket watch which was swung from a chain, attached to the vest pocket on the opposite side of the vest. These fob chains often had small pendants – as seals –...

Glove ring

Glove ring Traditionally, a glove ring was a ring that was worn over a glove. During the Renaissance Era, gloves with cut-outs designed specifically to show off rings were in fashion. In the “what’s old is new again” category, there is currently a...
Gorget

Gorget

Gorget In ancient Europe, the term gorget referred to a flat metal collar that was either open at the back, penannular, or that was a complete circle with a hinged opening. Decorative techniques included chasing and repoussé. Examples of historical gorgets include the...