Chinese Jade Butterfly Kingfisher Feather Tiara

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1920: Item # 1229989
Kristin R. McDonald
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This is an antique Chinese carved nephrite jade butterfly embedded in a metal gilded frame with kingfisher feather accents on the main portion, and enamel paint on the remainder of the crown, which is an export piece. The nephrite butterfly is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. The color is a very pale celadon, approaching white. The crown is embellished with genuine coral, malachite and Chinese pearls. Measures 6" X 4" X 2.25". The butterfly is 3" X 1.75" X 5/32".