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Hair ornament

Hair ornament

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt filigree, enamel, coral, imitation pearl, silk, silver wirework

  • Museum number:

    M.269-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

M.266 to 273-1921 were purchased as a group from Reverend Arthur S. Adams who was part of the American Baptist Mission in Hopo, via Swatow, China. Apart from M.273-1921 belt clasp, the items in this group are types of adornments worn by brides of the Hakka community in Southern China.

Physical description

Hair ornament, silver-gilt filigree, enriched with enamel and set with coral beads, imitation pearls and silk tufts, on silver wirework backing, a narrow band bent horizontally in oval form, the ornament consists chiefly of birds, flowers and fruits.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt filigree, enamel, coral, imitation pearl, silk, silver wirework

Dimensions

Height: 6 in, Width: 4 in

Object history note

Purchased from Rev. A. S. Adams (M.266 to 273-1921)

Descriptive line

Hair ornament, silver-gilt filigree, China, 18th century

Materials

Silver-gilt; Silver; Enamel; Coral; Imitation pearl; Silver; Silk

Techniques

Filigree; Wire-work

Categories

Accessories

Collection

East Asia Collection

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