Jewellery tool set, block

This block belongs to a very rare jewellery tool set that contains moulds, drills, blocks and other instruments that were used in the making of Peranakan jewellery.The tools in this set were used to fashion a wide range of jewellery pieces such as brooch sets, pendants, applique motifs for belts, handkerchiefs, kerosang, headdresses, anklets, bracelets and moulds for amulets, keyholders, crucifixes and clogs. The Peranakan Chinese in Singapore wore jewellery that was a fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European motifs.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H: 1.1 x W: 8.4 x D: 5.8 cm
Accession No.
2007-55879
Material
Metals
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Folklife Collection