Women's Antique Chinese Kingfisher HairpinWomen's Antique Chinese Kingfisher HairpinWomen's Antique Chinese Kingfisher HairpinWomen's Antique Chinese Kingfisher HairpinWomen's Antique Chinese Kingfisher Hairpin

This is an handsome antique, probably early 20th century, Chinese kingfisher women's hairpin jewelry, unmarked, measuring 3.5" in height by 1" in width, on gold-toned metal. It is in good antique condition with some loss of the kingfisher feathers, consistent with its age and usage. Chinese artisans used this procedure called tian-tsui, which means "dotting with kingfishers", for hundreds of years to add color to their decorative items, instead of enameling them with colored paint. This was a very tedious and time-intensive application technique, which makes these items rare, desirable, fragile, and most delicate.

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ITEM ID
WCKHP-100
ITEM SIZE
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ITEM TYPE
Antique
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
COLOR
Turquoise

Women's Antique Chinese Kingfisher Hairpin

$325

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