Jack Nelis Antiques

Straits or ‘Peranakan’ gilt silver pillow ends


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1439711
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A very unusual pair of pillow ends, both made of three panels. The central panels with scenes of deities or mythological figures in a garden, the openwork side panels with floral decorations and bats, symbolizing happiness, longevity and prosperity. These pillow ends were stitched to an embroidered pillow meant to decorate the wedding bed. This was common practice among the rich Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia. Date: early 20th century. Dimensions: 30x8,5 cm. Weight 128 g.