Gold buckle with silver belt

This gold buckle with lobed edges has at its centre an escutcheon flanked by two birds with their wings outstretched as if in flight. The composition resembles a coat of arms and is seamlessly woven into the background of rich foliage, all cast in delicate openwork. The shape of the buckle is a variation of the ogive which was popular among the Malays and Peranakan Chinese. Nyonyas often wore buckles with metal belts. The owner wore this buckle with a silver belt, made up of links and three rows of florets.

Date/Period
1950s
Region
Found in Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 6.8 x 9.3 x 1.8 cm, Object size: Refer to parts
Accession No.
2017-00936
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Gold