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Frontlet

Frontlet

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocade, paste gem

  • Museum number:

    M.323:1-1921

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1851 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Brocade, paste gem

Marks and inscriptions

Rich orange
On the back of the button

Dimensions

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

Materials

Brocade; Paste gems

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

East Asia Collection

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