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Bracelet

Type
Bracelet
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, late 18th-19th century
Medium
Gold
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 1.5 x 8 x 7.5 cm (9/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2001.2
Label
According to Chinese rules of decorum, women kept their arms and hands covered as much as possible, but nonetheless bracelets were popular for the elite, and usually worn in matched pairs, with one on each wrist. The design of this exceptional filigree bracelet features two dragons playing with a magic pearl.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Keyword(s)
China, dragon, filigree, Paul Singer collection, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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