I will be out internet range and out of the country from Nov 29 to Dec 14 2019. Any questions or purchases will be handled after I return.
Antique Chinese Large Kingfisher Hair Ornament
Please refer to our stock # TC568 when inquiring.
During the Qing Dynasty, the feathers of the kingfisher bird were used to create ornaments for woman to attach to clothing and/or wear in their hair...
Through the 1800's These ornaments were made and formed with heavy paper (light weight cardboard...)
They had large areas of feathers and the edges of the paper form were bordered with gold paint...and the ornaments were often domed
By the early 1900's the bird were becoming rare almost extinct ...so intricate and smaller sections of feather were used, and metal instead of gold paint formed the "structure" of the ornaments.
This ornament dates to the last half of the 1800's ...very rare...
size total length 4.5 inches
kingfisher area 3 x 2.5 x .75 inches
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