Set of buttons

These ornamented gold buttons, with three identical buttons and one slight different in design, were worn by Peranakan women and are all delicately adorned with beads. 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
refer to parts
Accession No.
2002-00758
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold