Gantungan Kelambu

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.


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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