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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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TWO SIMILAR CHINESE JADE-LIKE HAIR ORNAMENTS

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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3 celadon jade hairpins, contained in fabric box, 19 cm  L ( longest)

July 30, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

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A FINELY CARVED HETIAN WHITE JADE HAIRPIN

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Hair Pin

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hetian Jade Chi Dragon Hairpin

July 30, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Carved Jade Hair Pin

July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Deer Park, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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