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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocade, paste gem

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H. M. Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Frontlet, fromed of a band of blue brocade, fastened by a red cord with gilt metal button, and having in the centre a paste gem set in 'kingfisher' work.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1851 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Brocade, paste gem

Marks and inscriptions

Rich orange
On the back of the button


Length: 52 cm maximum

Object history note

M.323:1 to 44-1921 given as a 'collection of Chinese peasant jewellery' by the Royal Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851

Descriptive line

Frontlet, band of blue brocade and paste gem, China


Brocade; Paste gems




East Asia Collection

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