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Hairpin

Hairpin

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1644-1911 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    M.128-1938

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hairpin, made of silver, originally with double pins, one pin now lost. Upright oblong head formed of a wire frame continuous with the two pins and enclosing conventional ornament of fine wirework, including a cursive form of the character fu. Head now broken off from pin.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1644-1911 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Dimensions

Length: 19 cm

Object history note

Purchased from George Eumorfopoulos (M.94 to 128-1938)

Descriptive line

Hairpin, silver, fragmented, China

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Wire-work

Categories

Accessories; Jewellery

Collection

East Asia Collection

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