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This is a very decorative piece and it is a bonus to find that it has a maker's mark. The rose was the emblem of the Tudor Dynasty, which ended with the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. A rose would not have been used as an emblem later than this on silver. The Tudors were succeeded by the Stuart Dynasty, Kings of Scotland, who combined the two thrones. The rose as a symbol of England came later. At the period of this bodkin, a rose was a purely Tudor emblem and was worn on the sovereign's livery as well as being used as a popular symbol of loyalty to the sovereign.