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Hair ornament

Hair ornament

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1883 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt, imitation pearl, kingfisher's feather

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of hairpins. Silver-gilt, the heads in form of a dragon and a phoenix respectively, decorated with kingfisher feathers. From the heads depend strings of imitation pearls connecting plaques also decorated with kingfisher feather work.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1883 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt, imitation pearl, kingfisher's feather


Length: 8.375 in pin

Object history note

Purchased from Amsterdam Exhibition 1883

Descriptive line

Pair of hairpins, silver-gilt with kingfisher feathers, China


Silver-gilt; Imitation pearl; Kingfisher's feather


Accessories; Jewellery


East Asia Collection

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