About this object

A woman's chatelaine or decorative belt hook. A thick leather strap finished with a large copper silver gilt repousse plated shaped like a flaming jewel fitted with a copper plate and a cornelian setting along with a disc with a small lotus flower.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Amdo
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Silver; Copper Alloy; Cornelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Norwich Castle Museum, 1956.
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1919 before
  • Measurements
    296 mm x 109 mm x 15 mm
  • Note
    Label describes the chatelaine as 'Bhutanese' which has been crossed through and described as 'Labrang'.
  • Related people
    John Claude White ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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