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Brooch

2006.44.64 (RS9174)

Description

Metal dragon brooch inlaid with blue, green, purple, and red feathers to resemble enamel.

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 inlaid with feathers helped to deplete the Chinese kingfisher population.
Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1920
Inscriptions
Asian characters. (stamped)
Location of origin
China
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
feather (material)
metal
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
feather (material)
metal
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
7/8 in x 3/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.64
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101753

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