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Antique Chinese Silver Belt Buckle (pending/pinding), Chinese Straits – Circa 1900

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This Peranakan silver pending or belt buckle is of concave scalloped form with repousse and chased flowers, auspicious mythical creatures and Chinese geometric patterns. Fusing elements of the two cultures, as typical with Straits silver, the buckle is of typical Malay form but the ornamentation is Chinese.

The silversmith has created relief depictions of flowers and animals. A crane and a deer, two symbols of longevity, are pictured in the central medallion. Towards the bottom, a pair of mythical lions are shown – associated with valour and energy. Another pair of creatures can be found towards the top. Large budding flowers and geometric borders surround the beasts.

Belt buckles were worn by Peranakan men and women as part of their official dress. A silver bar on the back of the buckle allowed a sash to be threaded through securing the buckle to the waist. Elaborate buckles were worn at wedding ceremonies by distinguished Peranakans as a way of signalling their wealth and status.

Peranakans were unique amongst the many Chinese who emigrated to Malaysia. Whilst other Chinese immigrants remained very loyal to their Chinese roots, customs and beliefs, the Peranakans chose to adopt many Malay customs and practices, including their elaborate wedding ceremonies.

Source – Straits Chinese Silver : A Collector’s Guide, Ho Wing Meng, Singapore, Times Books International, 1984.

 

Provenance: UK

Weight: 49g, Length: 10.5cm

Item: #197

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