Brooch

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-101692

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
feather (material)
BROOCH

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.

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1143

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

7/8 in x 3/8 in (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.63