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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 jade hair pin.

May 6, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved jade hair pin with dragon finial est: £50-£70

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Cranbrook, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A jade carved hair pin with Phoenix finial est: £50-£70

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Cranbrook, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CELADON JADE RUYI HAIRPIN

May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese & Japanese Hair Pin Grouping

May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Cranston, RI, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS ON SILVER HAIRPIN

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS SILVER HAIRPIN, 4 PCS

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS SILVER HAIRPIN

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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PAIR CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS SILVER HAIRPINS

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS SILVER HAIRPIN

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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PAIR CHINESE SILVER ENAMEL HAIRPIN

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS SILVER HAIRPIN

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS SILVER HAIRPIN

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE KINGFISHER FEATHERS SILVER HAIRPIN

May 15, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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QING D., A CARVED HETIAN JADE HAIR PIN

May 15, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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FOUR CHINESE JADE HAIRPINS.   Late Qing Dynasty.   11-14cm long. (4)   ?? ????

May 16, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Acton, London, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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JADE CARVED 'BAT' HAIRPIN

May 21, 2016, 5:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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