Pendant

This heart shaped pendant is also a locket. It is set with intan or rose cut diamonds and the gold on the front panel of the locket is worked into the shape of an insect. This pendant locket would have likely been strung on a simple gold chain and worn as a necklace.Pendant lockets such as this show European influence as the wearing of lockets was not as common in Chinese tradition.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Penang
Dimension
Gross Measurement: 1 x 5.5 x 4.1 cm
Accession No.
2013-00052
Material
Gold, diamonds
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Jon and Doreen Lim in memory of Mdm Heah Seok Yeong
Category
Gold