Antique Qing Dynasty Tian-Tsui Hair Pin

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Known as 點翠 / 点翠 to the Chinese, Tian-Tsui translates to "dotting with kingfishers". Its a traditional practice in which tiny kingfisher feathers were cut to size and incorporated into sterling silver and silver gilt jewelry to create a dazzling fluorescent blue finish. The technique was lost with the Chinese cultural revolution in the 1940's. 

Hair pin featuring bird motif. Feather overlay is 95% intact. About 2 3/4" wide.

The piece listed here is a one of a kind antique. It's a hair pin that was made by hand in the early 20th century - approximately 1910's and 1920's.

Sku: A TT KF 0005

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