Double-prong kingfisher feather hairpin with floral motif.

citation

Double-prong metal and kingfisher-feather hairpin (chai, 钗) with small flowers encircling a large, central flower. Missing a stone.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Late 19th - early 20th century
Medium
Kingfisher feather, gilt metal.
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 13.8 x 4.1 x 1.4 cm (5 7/16 x 1 5/8 x 9/16 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
RLS1997.48.4636
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Hairpin

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

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Double-prong metal and kingfisher-feather hairpin (chai, 钗) with small flowers encircling a large, central flower. Missing a stone.

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

Copyright with museum

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