Decorated fingernail guard

Made:
1801-1900 in China
maker:
Unknown

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Fingernail guard of tortoiseshell and silver gilt, decorated with repousse butterfly and bat, Chinese, 1801-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A657766
Materials:
complete, gilt, silver and tortoiseshell
type:
finger-nail-guard
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
credit:
Glendining