We purchased this Tiffany & Co. sterling item about 10 years ago and have looked at it now and then trying to figure out what it is or was. We believe that with the help of a viewer on the "What's This" page, we have identified the function.
The piece measures 2 1/8" long and is 7/8" across at the widest part of the heart. The hook itself tapers from 3/8" wide at the top to 3/16" across the bottom.
The Tiffany hallmark dates it from the mid-1960's onward but since we have not seen another one, anywhere we suspect it is at least 45 years old if not older.
It appears that the tubular area at the bottom of the clip would enable someone to slip a key ring through it. Then with keys attached, of course, one would hook it onto their waistband, pocket, or purse pocket to keep track of the keys. Cool, eh?!
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