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Antique Straits Chinese Silver Key Holder Front, Peranakan c.1900

Ref: LA203613

£84

$109 - €93

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Description

An antique Chinese Straits or Peranakan key holder in solid silver. Key holders were made for both men and women by local Chinese silversmiths and were worn clipped over a belt with the keys hanging from the large loop at the bottom.

They fell out of use by the 1930s when western fashions were largely adopted.

This example has lost its belt clip, which would have extended from below the rounded end with the crab and then folded back to rest on the silver support on the back. Likely broken through use, it was removed, leaving the main repousse and pierced silver front as a separate item.

Condition: Aside from the loss of the rear clip, the holder is in lovely condition with no damage to the repousse work on the front, or to the silver backing on the reverse. There is no makers mark, as that would have been on the missing clip. There is good patination and slight wear indicating its originality. Has been tested as aprox 900 silver content.

Size: Main holder 50mm x 27mm, full length including ring 75mm


Measurements

Height : 75 mm

Width : 27 mm

Declaration

Agatha Hamster Antiques has clarified that the Antique Straits Chinese Silver Key Holder Front, Peranakan, circa 1900 (LA203613) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1900.

Condition

Condition: Aside from the loss of the rear clip, the holder is in lovely condition with no damage to the repousse work on the front, or to the silver backing on the reverse. There is no makers mark, as that would have been on the missing clip. There is good patination and slight wear indicating its originality. Has been tested as aprox 900 silver content.

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