Clothing and accessories

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Clothing and accessories

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Clothing and accessories collection: subject.

Description

Clothing and accessories collection: description.

Items in the Clothing and accessories Collection

Ceramic toggle
One Japanese globular glazed white ceramic toggle with a multi-coloured design of a robed and coiffed woman walking in a garden beneath the shade of a parasol wielded by a female attendant. Glaze exhibits crackle effect.

Crackle glazed.

Symbolic wedding present
Comprising male and female models of helmets, one for each partner (in lacquered box, broken).

Symbolic wedding present
Earlier Chinese helmet version of C.1967.77.

Quartz daigou
One slender serpentine translucent yellow-gold quartz daigou. Darker yellow-gold vein. Upper part of obverse presents carved head of a dragon. Obverse body presents serpentine relief carving of a dragon.

Tubeteika (skull cap)
Green silk tubeteika (in Uzbek called a duppi or kalpoq) - a round, slightly pointed skull-cap from Uzbekistan, quilted and embroidered in cream, black and crimson with an edging of black velvet; lined with crimson cotton. Owned and habitually worn…

Jade: yuan
One circular green jade yuan. Dark green vein. Large circular central hole.

Brass: daigou
One three-piece rectangular brass daigou. Obverse of each component presents serpentine dragon moulded in relief.

Adornment: brooch
One leaf-shaped gilt filigree brooch. Obverse perimeter fashioned into a botanical pattern with tadpole-shaped motifs and embellished with turquoise kingfisher feathers (tian tsui). Obverse centre mounted with a flat carved mutton fat jade motif.…

Adornment: brooch
One gilt filigree brooch in the form of a flattened semi-circle. Obverse presents botanical patterns embellished with turquoise kingfisher feathers (tian tsui) and inset with pearls coral jade and coloured glass. Suspended from the left and right…

Adornment: hair pins
Five hair pins. Each pin consists of a long slender gold- or silver-hued metallic body the upper ends of which terminate in ornate mountings of jade pearl rose quartz and enameled metal.

Adornment: necklace
One necklace comprising ninety six creamy-white hollow reticulated soft-paste ceramic spheres and three fragments threaded through with light brown twine.

Wood: daigou
One red-brown wood daigou comprising two separate components. One component exhibits a hook in the shape of the head of a dragon; the other component exhibits a rectangular loop into which the dragon head hooks. Obverse of both components presents…

Brass: daigou
One three-piece rectangular brass daigou. Obverse of each component presents serpentine dragon moulded in relief.

Bronze: amulet
One bronze circle and cross in centre, seven 'petals', with back loop. Known as a 'Nestorian Cross'.

Bronze: amulet
Six-petalled flowers, looped back. Known as a 'Nestorian Cross'.

Bronze: button
One dark gray circular bronze button with speckles of brown and blue-green corrosion. Obverse convex with moulded embellishments on the rim. Reverse slightly concave with moulded ring.

Bronze: pendant
One dark grey circular bronze pendant with a prominent ring-shaped attachment. Convex obverse and concave reverse.

Bronze: pendant
One bronze pendant resembling the head of an animal with large eyes and ears and a pointed snout. Bar loop attached to reverse.

Bronze: amulet
One bronze amulet with four loops and pointed centre bar.

Brass: daigou
One brass daigou comprising five semi-precious stones mounted in an oval brass fitting. Obverse of brass fitting presents an elaborate serpentine botanical relief pattern.

Brass: daigou
One double-lobed brass daigou comprising two semi-precious stones set into brass fittings.

Wood: pendant
One approximately square-shaped dark brown relief carved wood pendant. Both sides present near identical garden landscape designs with cranes and blossoms. Vertical edges exhibit curvilinear ruyi fungal patterns that link into stylised bat motifs at…

Instruments: personal effects
One wallet: Brown leather wallet with 5-pointed star cut into the front outside surface. Two pockets, one inside each half. Well used but in good condition. Some stitching frayed. Used by Rewi Alley and deposited by Alan Duan, his adopted son,…

Jade: pin
One long slender white jade pin. Button-shaped head presents incised design comprising ruyi fungal patterns surrounding a central flower. The centre of the flower defines a shallow concavity in which there may have been an inset gemstone.

Jade: pin
One white jade pin. Presents a slightly curved body terminating in a button-shaped head with an incised design comprising ruyi fungal patterns surrounding a central motif in the form of a toothed-wheel.

Jade: pin
One long slender white jade pin. Pale green vein. Incised circular symbol on upper end.

Jade: pin
One long slender white mutton fat jade pin. Upper end terminates in externally-toothed spiral.

Jade: pendant
One approximately circular white mutton-fat jade pendant in the form of a coiled animal. Light brown vein. Obverse presents an approximately convex profile separating into several tiers of details incised and carved in shallow relief. Reverse…

Jade: pin
One long slender slightly curved white jade pin. Obverse presents shallow relief carving of eight figures and serpentine patterns that pierces jade. Reverse is flat. Decorated part of pin surmounted by a spike.

Button: jade
One circular white jade button. Blue-brown vein. Obverse presents relief carving of coiled lizard. Reverse presents transverse piercing threaded through with blue cord.

Jade: ornament
One U-shaped white jade ornament. Yellow-brown vein.

Jade: bead
One cylindrical green jade bead. Dark green vein. Slight taper towards top with incised linear pattern. Hole pierced through longitudinal axis threaded through with red cord; knotted at either end to secure bead.

Jade: gui
One blade-shaped blue-white jade gui. Blue-brown vein. Small hole at top thread through with white cord. Suspension hole at top.

Jade: bead
One brown-white jade bead in shape of flattened cyclinder. Dark brown vein. Small hole pierced through longitudinal axis.

Jade: pendant
One grey-white jade pendant. Green-brown vein. Two small holes pierced through top. Obverse present eight incised lines of variable length; reverse presents seven incised lines of variable length.

Jade: ornament
One dark brown and grey jade ornament in the form of a flattened oval. Circular hole drilled parallel to faces through width. Obverse and reverse present engraved animal heads.

Adze-shaped jade
One adze-shaped jade object. White with blue-grey vein on obverse and brown-flecked vein on reverse.

Jade: ornament
One yellow-brown jade ornament in shape of a sunflower.

Jade: pendant
One dimaond-shaped green jade pendant. Darker green vein. Small circular central hole.

Adze-shaped jade
One adze-shaped jade object. White with blue-brown vein. Small hole pierced at top with blue cord threaded through.

Jade: daigou
One rectangular green-brown jade daigou. Dark brown vein. Obverse and reverse present incised serpentine patterns.

Jade: pendant
One triangular white jade pendant. Blue-brown vein. Pendant presents two birds sitting back to back on a tortoise. Birds cut in shallow relief; markings on tortoise incised.

Jade: pendant
One U-shaped white jade pendant. Blue-brown vein. Lower edge exhibits semi-circular cut-out. Obverse and reverse present opposing pairs of incised animals.

Jade: tablet
One translucent mottled yellow-white jade tablet. Yellow-brown vein. Obverse presents nine rows of incised archaic characters in Bronzeware script that copy 'Stone Drum with Poetry' 石鼓文. Reverse presents pattern of stylised leaves. Two small…

Jade: pendant
One bi-shaped yellow-white jade pendant. Brown vein. Slightly off-centre small circular hole threaded through with orange cord. Obverse and reverse present incised Chinese character.

Jade: pendant
One ring-shaped translucent green-brown jade pendant. Dark green-brown vein. Ring presents relatively large off-centre circular hole. Obverse and reverse present carved serpentine patterns in shallow relief. Red cord threaded through.

Jade: adze-shaped
One adze-shaped jade object. White with brown vein. Obverse presents small hole near top. Reverse presents seven small holes.

Jade: adze-shaped
One adze-shaped jade object. White with orange-brown vein. Left and right edges present three carved teeth pointing upward. Obverse and reverse exhibit incised pattern of criss-crossing horizontal and diagonal lines.

Jade: pendant
One leaf shaped green-white jade pendant. Brown vein. Small hole pierced in top with red cord threaded through.

Jade: jue
One circular dark grey jade slotted ring (jue). Medium-sized central hole. Radial slot at the top tapering in width towards central hole. Obverse and reverse present similar carved linear pattern. Two holes near the outer circumference either side of…

Jade: sui
One broad flat rectangular serpentine white jade sui. Blue vein. One half of complete clasp. Presents pattern of fine cracks. Obverse presents carving of head of a dragon. One round hole pierced through centre.

Stone: bead
One cylindrical mustard-yellow carved stone bead. Presents smooth ring-shaped ridges around its exterior surface.

Jade: pendant
One white-brown jade pendant in the form of a couchant animal. Darker brown vein. One hole pierced through fore-feet with a red cord threaded through. Incised details.

Jade: pendant
One jade pendant in the form of a couchant lion. Flattened in the frontal plane. One side is almost entirely white; the opposing side exhibits prominent red-brown vein. Small hole pierced through back of mouth.

Jade: bead
Two egg-shaped white jade beads. Blue vein. Each bead presents two small holes pierced in one end; threaded through with black cord knotting beads together.

Jade: pendant
One dark brown jade pendant in the shape of a couchant lion. One small circular hole piercing spine to belly threaded through with blue cord. Another small circular hole drilled through underside of fore feet.

Implement: harness medallion
One round, copper and green coloured metal harness medallion. Carved patterns on an inner circle with a carved design of four snake-like dragons around the outside, whose heads project beyond the outer circular border. Engraved detail on inner circle…

Button: ji guan
One first rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque red sphere threaded between a base and cap of gilded bronze. Base presents a stylised moulded design; cap exhibits seal character 寿 shòu (longevity).

Button: ji guan
One second rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque orange sphere threaded between a base and cap of bronze with traces of gilding. One side of sphere engraved with seal character 寿 shòu (longevity). Base presents…

Button: ji guan
One first rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque pink sphere threaded between a base and cap of bronze with traces of gilding. Base presents a stylised moulded design including a badge exhibiting seal character 寿…

Button: ji guan
One fourth rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque dark blue glass sphere threaded between a base and cap of gilt metal. Base presents a moulded design of a stylised serpentine creature with scaled hide and claws.…

Button: ji guan
One third rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises a transparent blue glass sphere threaded between a multi-tiered base and single-tiered cap of bronze with traces of gilding. Upper base decoration consists of lotus-like…

Button: ji guan
One fourth rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque blue and white lapis lazuli sphere threaded between a multi-tiered base and single-tiered cap of gilt metal. Sphere exhibits darker blue vein. Base decoration…

Button: ji guan
One sixth rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque white chalcedony sphere threaded between a multi-tiered base and single-tiered cap of gilt metal. Base decoration consists of lotus-like leaf-shaped scrolls and…

Button: ji guan
One seventh rank  ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia fabricated from bronze with traces of gilding. Comprises an unembellished sphere threaded between a base and cap. Base exhibits moulded design of birds and flowers; cap exhibits seal…

Button: ji guan
One seventh rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia fabricated from gilt metal. Comprises a slightly elongated unembellished sphere disposed between an eight-tier base and single-tier cap. Base and cap exhibit stylised flowers with…

Button: ji guan
One fourth rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises a gold-flecked blue sphere threaded between a gilt metal base and cap. Base exhibits stylised botanical pattern; cap is unembellished. Blue sphere chipped on one side with…

Ivory: sculpture
One creamy-white carved ivory figure. In the form of a flattened cylinder open at both ends presenting the mouth head and limbs of a stylised frog. Figure's flat underside pierced with small circular hole.

Wood: daigou
One serpentine red-brown wood daigou. Upper part of obverse presents carved head of a dragon. Obverse body presents serpentine relief carving of a dragon.

Jade: daigou
One serpentine crystal daigou. Red-brown vein. Upper part of obverse presents carved head of a dragon. Obverse body presents incised serpentine botanical design.

Button: brass
One circular brass button. Obverse outer circumference presents a geometric pattern surrounding a central design of a bird plants and flowers. Reverse exhibits metal loop.

Clothing: badge
One female mandarin badge of embroidered silk in two parts, featuring phoenix, as attached to ceremonial robe.

Clothing: badge
Two mandarin badges.

Clothing: badge
Two embroidered Mandarin badges.

Furnishing: panel
Panel of blue silk, with embroidered designs of flying cranes and phoenix.