Antique Qing Dynasty 5 1/8" Tian-Tsui Hair Pin

  • Sale
  • Regular price $349.95
  • 1 available
Shipping calculated at checkout.


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 flower motif and two red glass beads. Feathering is about 95% intact. About 5 1/8" tall.

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 200621-W

Language
English
Open drop down