Set of buttons

This set of gold buttons features tree motifs. Such buttons made of coins were traditionally worn by Peranakan men and were adopted from American or European coins. Other than coins, buttons worn by men were usually made of silver, bakelite, ivory, amber and bone. In contrast, buttons worn by Peranakan women were more ornamented and were decorated with filigree gold, gilt silver and diamonds.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Uncertain
Dimension
refer to parts
Accession No.
2002-00755
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold

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