About this object

A short narrow triangular iron blade fixed to a lozenge shaped gilded brass handle that is decorated with engraved floral motifs and two Chinese character on each side of the handle. One edge of the handle opens up and a pair of retractable scissors can be pulled out.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Iron; Brass; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 135 mm; x 7/16 in x 5 5/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: The inventory card notes that this item was made in China and collected in Tibet. It is not clear how this has been established as this item could also have been acquiried in Beijing.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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