It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Fishmen .

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Fishmen .

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The shape of the hairpin and hinged diadem mounted with turquoise is a Century French idea. The insect-like design of the diadem is Art Nouveau. Also, the piece is mounted in gold.

THIRTEEN CHINESE GILT METAL AND KINGFISHER FEATHER HAIRPINS QING DYNASTY Provenance: a private collection, London. Cf. V M Garrett, A Collector’s Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories, p.79, pl.16, for hairpins of similar style.

THIRTEEN CHINESE GILT METAL AND KINGFISHER FEATHER HAIRPINS QING DYNASTY Provenance: a private collection, London. Cf. V M Garrett, A Collector’s Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories, p.79, pl.16, for hairpins of similar style.