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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 ARCHAIC JADE HAIRPIN

February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Staten Island, NY, USA

$300 (1 bid)

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TWO CHINESE WHITE JADE HAIR PINS

February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Staten Island, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade/Hardstone Hairpins/Plaques

February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Pair of Qing Dynasty Translucent Jadeite Hairpins

February 24, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Potomac, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Silver and Jadeite Hairpin

February 24, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Potomac, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Kingfisher Feather Hair Pins

February 25, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Chinese Kingfisher Feather Hair Pins

February 25, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE OPENWORK PIERCED HAIR SLIDE together with anoth

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Hair Pin

March 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ARCHAIC JADE HAIRPIN

March 4, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A HAIRPIN FORM HETIAN JADE

March 4, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A SMALL HOOF-SHAPED (TI XING) SLANTED TUBE CARVED IN LIGHT GREEN JADE

March 10, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€2,000 (starting bid)

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