Metal dragon brooch inlaid with blue, green, purple, and red feathers to resemble enamel.
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 inlaid with feathers helped to deplete the Chinese kingfisher population.
Asian characters. (stamped)
- Location of origin
- Associated Building
- Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
- Object type
- Descriptive terms
- 7/8 in x 3/8 in (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation