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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornament, n. d.
Feathers on Copper
4 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm x 11.43 cm)

Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2005.0.22

Copper filigree with blue Kingfisher feathers and carnelion.

Object Description
Chinese blue Kingfisher hairpin mounted to pin with copper spring to allow movement. Butterfly and floral imagery. The ornament was intended to quiver when worn. Butterfly imagery is often associated with bridal ornamentation.

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