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Gold necklace

Gold necklace

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    2nd quarter of the 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red tinted gold filigree achieved by either boiling with taramind seeds, or by exposing it to the fumes of sulphur during the smelting process.

  • Museum number:

    03164(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An example of a le-ton (trembling necklace). A chain with a ring at either end for the tying cords with a central double row of filigree rosettes (17 and 15) from which is suspended 17 drops of filigree rosettes and crescents arranged singly or in clusters.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

2nd quarter of the 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Red tinted gold filigree achieved by either boiling with taramind seeds, or by exposing it to the fumes of sulphur during the smelting process.

Dimensions

Length: 31.5 cm, Width: 6 cm

Object history note

1880 Slip Book No 9.817

Descriptive line

Burmese necklace of red tinted gold filigree, with rows of rosettes and pendant drops, Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885) ca. 2nd quarter of the 19th century.

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

Nandagopal, Choodamani. "Burmese Jewellery From The Collection of The V&A".
in The Art of Burma - New Studies ed. Donald M. Stadtner
Marg Publications, Mumbai 1999. 128p., ill
ISBN: 81-85026-44-0

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Gold filigree

Production Type

Unique

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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