Gantungan Kelambu

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Java- Dutch East Indies

This pair of wedding bed curtain hooks with floral and phoenix bird patterns was once used to draw the front drapes of Peranakan bridal bed.

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C. late 19th century – C. early 20th century

These gilded silver curtain hooks were most probably commissioned from a highly skilled Peranakan silversmith by a distinguished Peranakan family in Dutch East Indies. The beauty of the carving reflects the true meanings of a Fenghuang namely virtue, responsibility, propriety, credibility, and kindliness.

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