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Brooch

2006.44.63 (RS9173)

Description

Silver butterfly brooch with blue, red, purple and green inlaid feathers.

Details

Label
Brooches with inlaid feather decorations are less-expensive versions of the headdresses and other jewels decorated with kingfisher feathers made for Chinese nobility during the Ming and Qing dynasties. By the 20th century the popularity of jewelry made from feathers helped to deplete the Chinese kingfisher population.
Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1920
Location of origin
China
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
feather (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
feather (material)
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
7/8 in x 3/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.63
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101692

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