This Exotic Hair Ornament is in wonderfully Hand Crafted Chinese Export Silver..featuring Double Dragons as a design, confronting each other in the Chase for the Celadon colored Jade Pearl in the Center.
The detail is in high relief and beautifully hand engraved and chased....the Background has a fine stippling. The outside Tines of the comb are engraved as well, and just above the Tines.
The rear of the Comb features a Phoenix Bird and a Dragon facing a symbol for "Prosperity & Longevity".
Made for either Export or Domestic use in the last quarter of the 19th Century. The size is approx. 4.2" wide by 3"high. The condition is Excellent....the Best Example of this type of Silver work for a Woman's Hair Ornament that we have seen!!