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Jade-inlaid Silver Butterfly Hairpin

Qing Dynasty

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Weighing 18g, this hairpin was crafted by filigree and jade inlaying. The antennae of the butterfly on this pin were realized by filigree inlaying, which is a technique to decorate by overlaying or weaving gold, silver or copper wire. The jade was inserted onto the piece via inlaying, an approach to set bits of a kind of material onto the surface of on object.

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  • Title: Jade-inlaid Silver Butterfly Hairpin
  • Date: Qing Dynasty
  • Original Source: http://www.biftmuseum.com/
  • Physical format: 18.3cm×10.2cm
  • Ethnic group: 汉族

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