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Chinese Hairpins

Chinese hairpins, referred to as “ji," were particularly popular among Chinese men and women during the Han period, which started in 206 B.C. At that time, the way a woman dressed and chose to ornament herself was very important to display her social status. Women were expected to be neat and elegant, and to choose accessories that would complement her facial features. The social status of men was also flaunted by use of decorative accessories like hairpins.

Chinese decorative hairpins were made with a wide variety of materials including jade, bone, ceramic, silver, and wood. Over time, these hairpins developed in size and looked like crowns with kingfisher feathers and many colorful ornaments dangling from the end, and a wide diadem that became popular during the Tang dynasty (618-916... Read more

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CHINESE WHITE JADE HAIRPIN, 1900S

May 24, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Stockholm, Sweden

€340 (starting bid)

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CHINESE WHITE JADE HAIRPIN, 1900S

May 24, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Stockholm, Sweden

€340 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Hetian Jade Chi Dragon Hairpin

May 27, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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CHINESE WHITE JADE HAIR PIN

May 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese jade hair pin.

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese jade hair pin.

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese bone hair pin.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY GOLD HAIR PIN

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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CHINESE WHITE JADE HAIR PIN

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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CHINESE JADE HAIR PIN

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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