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Large Chased Silver Hair Pin
China
19th century

length: 13cm, weight: 34g

This large, silver convex hair pin is chased with flowers and moths. It is of a style of hair pins that were worn in the hair by women in northern China dueing the
Qing Dynasty. It is likely that such hair pins also were exported to overseas Chinese communities as well.

Two related examples are illustrated in van Cutsem, 2005, p. 149.

The example here is in perfect condition.

References:
van Cutsem, A., A World of Head Ornaments: Africa, Asia Oceania, America, Skira, 2005.

Provenance:  private collection, UK.

Inventory no.: 1824

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