Double-prong hairpin with butterfly and blossoms

citation

Double-prong gilt-metal hairpin (chai 钗) with butterfly and three blossom motifs, and red glass or hardstone inlay .

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 17th - 20th century
Medium
Gilt metal, glass, stone.
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 13 x 5 x 1 cm (5 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.2915
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Hairpin

Keywords
butterfly, China, coiled wire, gilding, Paul Singer collection, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), wirework
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Double-prong gilt-metal hairpin (chai 钗) with butterfly and three blossom motifs, and red glass or hardstone inlay .

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum