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  • Place of origin:

    Tamil Nadu (made)

  • Date:

    c.1880 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver with repousse work and chasing joined to a backplate.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Chatelaine with scorpion etc. pendants, 5 pendants include mango, scorpion and fish (abstract), female figures, grotesque figs and birds. Hinged clasp

Place of Origin

Tamil Nadu (made)


c.1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver with repousse work and chasing joined to a backplate.


Diameter: 7.6 cm

Object history note

Purchased in India by Casper Purdon Clarke in 1880-2

Descriptive line

Chatelaine, silver, c.1880, Tamil Nadu.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Barnard, Nick, Indian Jewellery: The V&A Collection London: V&A Publishing, 2008 Number: ISBN 9781851774838

Production Note

Tiruchchirappali (Trichinopoly)


Jewellery; Silver; Metalwork


South & South East Asia Collection

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