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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ancient Artifact Review 28 : Malay Chinese Peranakan Silver Pillow Ends / Plates / Tampok Bantal ( 19th Century)

These are decorated silver plates which are sewn onto both ends of a bolster ( bantal peluk). These are typical Malaysia or Singapore origin.
In Malay and Peranakan Chinese weddings, the bridal bed is decorated including pillows and bolsters. For a royal wedding, gold plates are used instead.
These silver plates are Peranakan Chinese origin. This is due to the fact that there are engravings of birds among the floral & foliate motives. Malay plates normally do not have any animal engravings due to the Islamic tradition.

Specification :
Description : Peranakan Chinese bolster plates / Tampok Bantal
OD : 4 inches
Material : Silver

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