Button

This ornamented gold button, with a diamond stud in a star-shaped indentation, was worn by Peranakan women and belonged to a set. Their buttons were usually decorated with filigree gold, gilt silver and diamonds. In contrast, buttons worn by Peranakan men tended to be plain in design, and were usually made of silver, bakelite, ivory, amber and bone. American and European coins were also adopted to become buttons for men.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Uncertain
Dimension
Object size: 1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm
Accession No.
2002-00513-002
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Garments and Accessories