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Tokens

Tokens

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)
    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Francis Buckley

  • Museum number:

    C.208:1 to 36-1939

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1 small box containing 36 tokens made of porcelain, stoneware, or glass, Chinese or Japanese, mainly 19th century. The tokens vary in diameter from ½ inch to 1 inch, and in thickness from 1/8 inch to ¼ inch. The majority are circular; others are hexagonal or octagonal; one is oval. The material is white or yellowish porcelain of varying quality, except for two grey stoneware and one of green glass. Though four are quite plain, the majority have Chinese or Japanese characters on them painted in blue, incised, or stamped in relief. In addition to the inscriptions, a few ornamental motives appear – a crab, a tiger, a fish, and a relief head of the young Queen Victoria, perhaps taken from an English coin or postage stamp.

Place of Origin

China (made)
Japan (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Descriptive line

Thirty-six tokens, porcelain, stoneware or glass, China or Japan, 19th century

Materials

Glass

Collection

East Asia Collection

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