Hairpin

citation

Gilt-metal, single-prong hairpin (zan 赞) with cloud-shaped decorative head featuring multiple dangles with leisi 累丝 filigree work, and white pearl or white-colored stone.

Historical period(s)
Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911
Medium
Gilt metal, traces of kingfisher feather, and stone.
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 12.9 x 6.8 x 1 cm (5 1/16 x 2 11/16 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
RLS1997.48.4474
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Hairpin

Keywords
China, filigree, gilding, inlay, Paul Singer collection, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Gilt-metal, single-prong hairpin (zan 赞) with cloud-shaped decorative head featuring multiple dangles with leisi 累丝 filigree work, and white pearl or white-colored stone.

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

Copyright with museum