Mandalay Jewel, Gold and Ruby  

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Object: Pair of bangles
Period : Mid 19th C, Mandalay
Solid gold, set with uncut rubies
Diameter 8.2 cm (inner)Diameter 8.9 cm (outer)
Current Location : Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

Museum number
03159:1, 2/(IS)

This pair of solid gold woman's bangles is set with uncut rubies and dates to the early 19th century. Jewellery had an important place in Burmese royal and aristocratic society. Besides adorning the wearer, it indicated her social status in both her family and society. The sumptuousness of these bangles suggest that they may have originally belonged to a member of the Burmese royal family or to the wife of a high court official.

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This is Mandalay Period Mid 19th Century Golod and Ruby Jewel.

May be this is Kintg Min Don period, one of Sin Pyu Ma Shin properties which is lost on the second days when Anglo reach to Mandalay Palace.

Whatever, you can see a very fine workmenship of Burma Gold-smith and wealth of King.

January 27, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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