Brooch

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-101753

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
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 inlaid with feathers helped to deplete the Chinese kingfisher population.

Inscription

Asian characters. (stamped)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1204

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

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

2006.44.64