Gantungan Kelambu

 

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Java, Dutch East Indies, Silver and Gold, Early 20th c

This pair of wedding curtain hooks with floral and phoenix bird patterns was once used to draw the front drape of Peranakan bridal bed.These high purity gold and silver made curtain hooks were most probably commissioned from a highly skilled  Peranakan silversmith by a distinguished Peranakan family

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The details of the carving are exquisite

 

 who has a high social status at that time. The beauty of the carving reflects the true meanings of a Fenghuang’s nature, namely virtue, responsibility, propriety, credibility, and kindness.

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