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Necklace

Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tiger claws, gold filigree

  • Museum number:

    M.6-1942

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Given by Mrs Ethel Susan Graham Bristowe

Physical description

Necklace, with ten gold-mounted tiger claws linked to filigree plaques of insects, carp, and phoenixes among flowers and foliage; pendant of similiar decoration with butterfly, from which hands a smaller ornament in the same style.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1860

Materials and Techniques

Tiger claws, gold filigree

Dimensions

Length: 35.3 cm, Width: 23.3 cm mount

Object history note

According to the donor, this necklace was given to her mother Mrs Paterson, wife of William Paterson, a merchant in Singapore, by the 'then Rajah of Lahore who was afterwards made Sultan'. The tiger claws probably came from India and the gold filigree made in Canton, China.

Descriptive line

Necklet with tiger claws and gold filigree, China, ca. 1860

Materials

Claw; Gold

Techniques

Gold filigree

Categories

Accessories; Jewellery

Collection

East Asia Collection

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