Double-prong kingfisher-feather hairpin with floral motif

citation

Double-prong hairpin (chai, 钗) with kingfisher feathers in the shape of floral motif, possibly lotus or peony, in profile view.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, Late 19th - early 20th century
Medium
Metal, kingfisher feather.
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 13.5 x 4 x 0.8 cm (5 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 5/16 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
RLS1997.48.3043
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Hairpin

Keywords
China, inlay, kingfisher, Paul Singer collection, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), twisted wire, wirework
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Double-prong hairpin (chai, 钗) with kingfisher feathers in the shape of floral motif, possibly lotus or peony, in profile view.

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

Copyright with museum

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