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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 Read more

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Chinese White Stone Carved Hair Pin

March 4, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Lot Of 3: Chinese King Fisher Jewelry.

February 27, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Zitan Wood Dragon Phoenix Hairpin

February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Silver Figue Nail and Jadeite Hair Issure

February 12, 2016, 7:30 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF OLD JADE HAIR PINS

February 19, 2016, 7:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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Five Small Jadeite/Hardstone Carvings

February 21, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Beverly Hills, CA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Jade Hairpins

February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Lot of 3: Chinese King Fisher Hair Pins.

February 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Bi-Disk, Hairpin

February 21, 2016, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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