Silver Gilt Peranakan Pillow Ends Kepala Bandal Straits Chinese Nonya 1900. Pillow ends were used by the Perankan Chinese during their elaborate wedding ceremony. These round ones would have been sewn on the ends of silk bolster pillows that went around the Red and Gold Carved Wedding Bed.
In the center is a QiLin in a medallion, surrounding is flora and foliage that is fine repousse work. Most of the gilt is off the front of the pillow ends, please see a photo of the back which shows the original gilt.
I have tested them with a magnet and there does not appear to be any alloy in them. The item "Silver Gilt Peranakan Pillow Ends-Kepala Bandal- Straits Chinese Nonya C. 1900" is in sale since Sunday, July 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Southeast Asia\Other Southeast Asian Antiques". The seller is "asia_adorae_antiques" and is located in New Rochelle, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.