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Cap ornaments

Cap ornaments

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, filigree, wire-work, imitation pearls, glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of cap ornaments, gold, each formed of a narrow curved band with a loop at each end for attachment; above this rises a group of filigree ornaments in the form of birds, butterflies, bees and flowers, fastened by plain or spiral wires and set with imitation pearls and blue glass beads.

Place of Origin

China (made)


19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, filigree, wire-work, imitation pearls, glass


Width: 15 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mrs S. S. Gilbert

Descriptive line

Pair of cap ornaments, gold filigree, curved band, China, 19th century


Gold; Imitation pearl; Glass


Filigree; Wire-work


East Asia Collection

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